25 October 2016

FREE Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App -- after all, genealogists often maintain priceless collections


FREE Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App -- after all, genealogists often maintain priceless collections

Many genealogists and family historians become the “keepers” of invaluable family papers, images, heirlooms, and more.

Essentially, we main mini libraries and archives.  As such, when disaster strikes, it’s important that we know what we should be doing to preserve our priceless collections.

The Emergency Respond and Salvage Mobile App provides just the information we need as disaster strikes. Created by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in partnership with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (part of the National Park Service), it …

The app provides the same reliable content found in the original Wheel, outlining critical stages of disaster response and provides practical salvage tips for nine types of collections, from photographs to natural history specimens.

Let’s make sure that we keep the family history materials entrusted to us safe if an emergency strikes.


What emergency response element did you learn that surprised you?

Have you previously had an emergency (e.g. fire, flood)? How did you respond?





Editor’s Note: Read past Upfront with NGS blog posts about emergency preparedness here, natural disasters here, and preservation here.






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