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Archives are a wonderful place to do genealogy research! Though, most of us probably don’t think too much about what it takes to manage an archive or what happens when an archive runs out of storage space!
This has happened in
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state’s governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records.
With all that history, the Archives has run out of space.
The agency first filled its
capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second
warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at
the Annapolis Archives. Baltimore City
All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been pushing for more space since 2005...
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Do you know of other archives facing a similar space crunch?
When such a thing happens, what can we suggest to people in terms of where they can safely, securely and for perpetuity store their family treasures?
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