Simple Steps to Preserve Your Precious Family Memories

April 7, 2017  - by 

Family History Simple Start: Start Your Family Tree

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.

Family History Preservation: Preserving Photos
Family History Preservation: Preserving Your Family’s Letters and Documents
Family History Preservation: Preserving Electronic Information
Family History Preservation: Preserving Audiovisual Material
Family History Preservation: Preserving Scrapbooks, Family Bible and Other Books
Family History Preservation: Preserving Artifacts

Don’t foget to add everything to the Memories Gallery when you’re done!


Family History Simple Start: Start Your Family Tree

Leslie Albrecht Huber

Leslie Albrecht Huber has written for dozens of magazines and journals on genealogy and other topics. She currently does communications consulting and contract work for nonprofit organizations. Leslie received a bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked as a professional genealogist, helpingothers trace their families, and has spoken on genealogy and history topics to groups across the United States.

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  1. I sent a family name into correct place last summer and was supposed to hear in about 6 weeks about getting her work done. I have not heard any thing. Her name is Anna May Menzies, daughter of James Menzies and Dora Della Kinnaird. Can you help me get her paper work so I can get her temple work done? I do not understand. My library helper said it would only take 4-6 weeks.
    Jacqueline Louise Nielsen

  2. Wow! What a great blog you have written. You can also visit the family history library if you want to save your family memories for your future generation. Anyone in the family can get access to watch their memories online within few clicks. Collectionaire helps you to create personalized family tree.