Do you have family history items that only exist in their original physical form and have never been photographed or digitized? A picture of an item can be a way to preserve it in a fashion and create a means by which the story of the item can also be shared.

What have you not digitized?



2 Responses

  1. Another aspect of Digitized documents, pictures air looms can also go bad. If they are placed on a cd, a cd can become corrupted with age. A thumb drive can also loose information if they are not placed in a dry and cool area. While Genealogy preservation has a constant new way of preserving records, pictures, you must remember in our constant change of Technology, to also re-save all the aforementioned to the new technology for a constant preservation of our cherish treasures !

    • Exactly. Digital images need to be regularly migrated to current media and re-saved so that those images are not lost. It is also important to not assume that the originals can be let to disintegrate just because the images have been made.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get the Genealogy Tip of the Day Book
Get the More Genealogy Tip of the Day Book
Recent Comments