Almost every family has a collection of papers and artifacts that provides glimpses into their family story. These collections can include anything from great-grandpa’s war medal to a 200-year-old original birth certificate to a photo the family took last summer.
While most families intend to pass these items on to their children and their children’s children, the items might sit in boxes in garages or on shelves collecting dust for a long time. Unfortunately, the hard truth is that these items are often more fragile than we realize. In most cases, it doesn’t take an expert conservator to ensure these pieces of your family story survive for generations—but it does take some thought and planning.
Choose from the categories below to get started preserving your precious family memories for generations to come.
Don’t foget to add everything to the Memories Gallery when you’re done!