Sharing Family History: Preserve the record

Sharing Family History: Preserve the recordBy Barry J. Ewell

Preserve your family pictures
Try your hand at scanning family photos into your computer, or hire someone to do it for you, and then store the originals in acid-free photo boxes or albums. The same thing goes for the family movies!

Scan the family photos out of the shoeboxes or bags in the back of your closet; track down the photo you’ve never seen of your great-grandparents; or ask your Grandma to help you Continue reading

Genealogy: How to preserve your own digital materials

How to preserve your own digital materialsBy Barry J. Ewell

Our photo albums, letters, home movies and paper documents are a vital link to the past.  Personal information we create today has the same value.  The only difference is that much of it is now digital.

Chances are that you want to keep some digital photos, e-mail, and other files so that you—and your family—can look at them in the future. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Continue reading