Peoria County Genealogical Society
Procurement, preservation, and digital distribution of objects of personal or historical significance is the focus of this program presented by Phillip Mott. Successful methods for locating items of interest will be shared along with measures that can be taken to preserve them on a limited budget. Additionally, options for digital archiving and the ethical dilemmas of sharing images with the general public will be discussed.
Our speaker, Phillip Mott, began researching his family's history in his youth while growing up in the family home. After meeting his wife, he developed a taste for local history. In his spare time he does research and shares some of his local history findings on www.peoriahistory.com.
Philip was born in September of 1982. He lived in Ferguson, Missouri for the first couple years of his life before moving to Staunton, Illinois. He remained in Staunton, living in the home built by his great-grandparents, until graduating from high school in 2000. After earning a degree in special education from WIU in 2004, he began his teaching career working for SEAPCO (Special Education Association of Peoria County) at Farmington and then later transferring to Peoria Heights. He now lives in Hanna City with his wife, Allison and two children, Eliza and Leo.
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