[Part I of McArthur Library’s Family History Month 2015 series.]
Today, caring for your family treasures means more than just keeping those old photos dust-free and wrapping grand-memere’s wedding veil in tissue paper. Not only do we have our analog family treasures, we have digital family treasures as well.
How about all those CD’s of digital photos in the back of your desk drawer? Or have you ever even made back-ups? Do you even have film negatives of your children, or are all of your photos on your computer, tablet or smartphone?
Also, with changing weather patterns and more extreme (read: unexpectedly bad) weather, are you prepared for an emergency or disaster? We know enough to leave the “stuff” and get ourselves to safety, but after the fact, what do you do to try and save what is left?
Read on for tools and techniques to help you keep your family treasures, of whatever kind, safe for the future.
PRESERVATION OF YOUR TANGIBLE KEEPSAKES (Mostly Library of Congress)
PRESERVATION OF YOUR DIGITAL/ELECTRONIC KEEPSAKES
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS + RECOVERY