With so much of our ge
nealogy research now digital, oo you know how to preserve all this material stored/saved in these “newer” formats? If not, the Personal Archives: Preserving Your Digital Memories (part of the Digital Preservation section of the Library of Congress website) is a website you will want to check out.
“Our photo albums, letters, home movies and paper documents are a vital link to the past. Personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital.
Chances are that you want to keep some digital photos, e-mail, and other files so that you—and your family—can look at them in the future. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with.”
To get a head start on making sure your digital archives will stand the test of time, check out this brochure Preserving Your Digital Memories.
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