Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – How do you look after your family’s old documents & photos?

How do you look after your family’s old documents & photos?

My-Family-History-Week-logo-300x226I 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.

You can the read the discussion at the Facebook Family Tree Academy group and on Twitter using the #FHWeek

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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