8 Tutorials for Proper Care and Maintenance of Artifacts

8 Tutorials for Proper Care and Maintenance of ArtifactsThe Proper Care and Maintenance of Artifacts for the Genealogist series is provided as a sampling the resources you will find on MyGenShare.com.  The series will provide you direction, tips and tricks on how to caring for your family history.

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A listing of the available slideshow in this series is as follows:

  1. Proper care #1: Proper care and maintenance of ceramics and glass
  2. Proper care #2: Proper care and maintenance of metal objects
  3. Proper care #3: Proper care and maintenance of furniture
  4. Proper care #4: Proper care and maintenance of home videotape
  5. Proper care #5: Proper care and maintenance of textiles
  6. Proper care #6: Proper care and maintenance of photographs
  7. Proper care #7: Proper care and maintenance of documents and art
  8. Proper care #8: Proper care and maintenance of books

 

Where to look for family history and how to preserve what you find

Family history artifactsBy Barry J. Ewell

Over the past 15-plus years I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about my family through family history and genealogy activities.  Through my journey I have had the opportunity to uncover, organize and preserve 80,000-plus artifacts that range from photographs, vital records (birth, marriage, death certificates) and newspaper clippings to yearbooks, LP records and tapes, jewelry and family heirlooms. Continue reading

Digitizing Artifacts: Digital image file types explained

Digitzing Artifacts: Digital image file types explainedThere are many file types used to encode digital images. The choices are similar but have different characteristics and are best suited for specific applications.  You will often hear file types referred to as “Loosy” or “Lossless” compression.

Lossless  is a compression technique that decompresses data back to its original form without any loss. The decompressed file and the original are identical. All compression methods used to compress text, databases and other business data are lossless. For example, the ZIP archiving technology (PKZIP, WinZip, etc.) is a widely used lossless method. Continue reading