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A Genealogist In The Archives: Preservation Week 2024!

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Preservation Week 2024!

The week April 28-May 4, 2024, is Preservation Week!

Many libraries and archives are having programs and events highlighting how we can preserve our documents, photographs and artifacts and our history. If we don't save and preserve our family records, they will not be there for our descendants. 

This years theme for Preservation Week is Preserving Identities. You can read all about it at the Preservation Week webpage:

What can you as a genealogist do during Preservation Week and all year long to extend the life of your most precious documents? Here are some tips:

  • Store genealogical and historical records in areas where the temperature and humidity do not fluctuate to extreme. Keeping records at a regular temperature and low humidity will prolong the life of genealogical records.
  • Minimize handling of genealogy records. Digitizing as many records as possible will allow you to safely store the records and not handle them.
  • Store all records in archival safe document sleeves, file folders and boxes. 
  • Do not store records or display them in direct sunlight. The sunlight will fade any documents or photographs to the point they can not longer be read or seen.
These are just a few tips to get you started with preserving your most precious genealogical and historical records. If we take the steps to preserve our records, our descendants will be very grateful.



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