Many people have acquired an extensive collection of family history materials and documents related to their genealogy that they wish to donate to libraries for their genealogy section. They are looking for an inexpensive way to learn the value of their holdings. We have had clients who required expert witness testimony on the value of their flood damaged/destroyed family history materials that have been gathered over a lifetime by personal efforts as well as through professional genealogy research services. These collections were very large. We recommended to them an inexpensive way to get an idea of the value of the collection is to contact your insurance company about insuring your collection. See what criteria they use for establishing value and replacement cost if they were to insure your collection. That is a good way to establish current day dollar value.

Submitted by Mary E. Petty, BA (History), BA (Genealogy)

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