Before It Fades

If you’ve been at genealogy for several decades, what non-digital reproductions of records are sitting in your files that need to be preserved in another way?

When I started my research back in the 1980s, copies from microfilm were often not considered permanent and researchers were told to use them as a temporary means of capturing the text and that the item should be transcribed before the image faded from the paper.

Not all images fade. The image used to illustrate this post was made in the early 1980s and is still legible enough to read, but it was stored in a safe environment in terms of humidity, temperature, and minimal exposure to light.

What do you have that needs to be converted to another format?