How do you look after your family’s old documents & photos?
I have quite a collection of old photographs. Some are not in great shape and others are in a reasonable condition for their age.
Firstly I scanned every photograph and named them as best I was able. I also catalogued them so that I could easily find them again. I did the same with the documents. Those that were larger than my scanner I took to Staples and asked them to scan them. Those digital copies are then archived on a digital drive, a USB stick and with a variety of family members. A good many of them have appeared on this blog and some that relate to my One-Name Studies will also be uploaded to the website.
I keep the originals in archive quality boxes, each photograph in a archive quality sleeve and along with it the name of who is on the photograph.