Preserving Your ResearchIf you live in an area frequented by wildfires, floods, tornados, hurricanes or earthquakes (doesn’t that include all of us!) – - you need to start thinking about ensuring the safety of your family research.
Unfortunately, you can’t duplicate one-of-a-kind mementoes, but you can make sure everything of importance is copied or scanned, then e-mailed or mailed to other relatives for safekeeping.
If you’ve created a heirloom scrapbooks or family genealogy books you’re way ahead of the game—just keep adding information as you find it.
When most of us began climbing our family trees, it probably didn’t occur to most of us that we were also preserving our family heritage. But, as our collection of Valentines, military medals, immigration papers, and school grade cards grew, it became clear that part of our genealogical path was to preserve mementoes as well as memories.
If you haven’t yet started your “preservationist” career, here are a few excellent sites to get you started:
- Preserving Your Research
- How to Save Your Stuff from Disaster (a book)
- How to Donate Your Published Genealogy to the Library of Congress