Preservation

  • Digital Access in the Future

    Sep 7

    Scanning your treasure family photos and documents is very necessary. However, make sure you also have all those scanned images on several different storage devices -- including flash drives, discs, external and portable storage devices. Plus make sure other members of the family have copies or copies are kept in a safe deposit box. Now that takes ...

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  • Saving Documents

    Aug 1

    You do not want to loose family records, documents, letters, photos, records, journals, etc that have been handed down over the decades. So what is the best method to preserve them? Of course keeping them in a fire-proof, water-proof location is a start. Never expose them to heat, sunshine, cold weather, etc. Keep insects and mold away from your ...

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  • May – Historic Preservation Month

    May 3

    Historic Preservation Month was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1971 to provide examples of local preservation efforts in America. Preservation Month during May is observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, historical speake...

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  • National Registry of Historic Places

    Jan 31

    This National Registry was created in 1966 to keep a permanent record of information and available photos of some of the nation's most prized historic locations. In 2016 there were 931 such locations in the national registry. Now you might think these would only be the most famous places such as Mount Vernon, etc. The answer is NO. Instead, this N...

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  • A Family Tree Researcher’s Gift List

    Dec 9

    Every generation, every family has at least one relative who gathers, collects and preserves the family history. They may have just started or been at the task for years. Each one of them does have a wish list of supplies, sources and databases they wish they had to assist in the research. So do you have one or two such individuals that you could p...

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  • Preserve Family History at Library of Congress

    Jul 11

    The Library of Congress for the United States has been collecting and preserving national, state and local histories for centuries, this includes some 50,000 compiled family histories. Many family histories also cover when families lived in other nations outside of the United States before they immigrated to America. Some key items to include or k...

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  • Add Data to Scanned Family Photos

    Feb 19

      One of the best activities you can do to help preserve the family heritage is to scan the numerous family photos. That includes gathering those collections of photos from other family members. During the cold winter months or in the heat of summer, set aside time to at least start or finish that project. It is so great to have all those ima...

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  • North Carolina Land Deeds – Back to 1740s

    Jul 25

    There is a list with link of North Carolina counties who currently have their deeds digitized and available to download from the web FOR FREE. Some in specific counties goes back to the 1740s. The following list has the ten counties now available and more to be added (click on the county name).   Alamance County- still in the process of b...

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  • Alabama on My Mind – Archive Photos

    Jul 19

    Was the state of Alabama a place of residence for any of your ancestors, then you will want to check out the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History Digital Collections. Of special interest is the Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection. This large image collection has over 15,000 pictures, illustrations and photographs relating to Alabama ove...

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  • Videoing Family Stories

    Jul 17

    Oral family history is as old as families themselves. Long before writing, one's traditions and history were passed down to later generations by the telling verbally of family stories. True, many of the family stories become tales or legends over the years and not with all the actual truth that it started with. With writing of family stories, pr...

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