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Pass It On!

Posted Aug 4, 2014 Posted by 7 Comments

Photographs, scrapbooks, family records, newspapers… how do you protect your precious family treasures? This is the time of year to make sure your archives will last to tell your family’s personal history.

Disaster could strike anytime–we’ve heard tragic stories of family keepsakes lost due to a busted water heater–so act now to protect your precious things.

Quick Tips:  hang family photographs far from windows to avoid sunlight and water intrusion, store scrapbooks and albums high (remember that leaking water heater!), bolt your bookcase to the wall, and make digital copies.

Here are some resources to help you preserve your family treasures and learn what to do when disaster strikes. There’s also an activity guide filled with fun projects to get the whole family involved.

Photo caption: Studio portrait of Beccaise family, circa 1900, from the Monroe County Public Library archives. See more images at http://bit.ly/keyspix

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