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Preserving Your Records

  • Digitizing Photographs
  • Please back up all of your digital data!

  • Photograph Storage:
    • Store photos in a controlled environment with consistent temperature and humidity,
    • Replace the old photo albums with archival (acid-free) albums,
    • Replace old photo frames (with cardboard or wood backing) with archival frames and mats.
  • Note: Old frames are often wooden with simple cardboard mats or backings. These are high in wood pulp and acids which is harmful to paper and photos.
  • Please write down the history of your family heirloom, so the next generation isn't wondering what it is or why it's in the family.