Category: Preservation

  • How to Get Old Newspapers: 17 Places to Look

    Newspapers are an amazing source of genealogical information. Plus, they’re just cool. It’s fun to see what was going on at specific historical moments. So how can we get old newspapers? Old newspapers, whether the copy is an original print, a digital version, or a reprint, can be found online and in person. They can […]

  • 5 Fantastic Ways to Preserve Family Videos

    When we’re talking about family videos and how to preserve them, it’s always a great idea to keep those fun family moments. But then we remember about all of the different ways we’ve taken family videos over the years. We’re talking about film reels, slides, VHS tapes (of all sizes), and more. So, how do […]

  • Where to Find Old Yearbooks (Do Schools Have Them?)

    Sometimes it’s fun to browse school photos – whether your own or of an ancestor’s. But where can you find them? Do schools have old yearbooks? Or is there a better way to find old yearbooks – like maybe while at home and from a computer? Old yearbooks can be found in various places online […]

  • Selecting the Safest Way to Store Family Documents

    Looking through old family photos and documents can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Especially if you’re trying to find the safest way to store those documents! What is the safest and best way to store important family documents? The safest way to store family documents is to create digital copies and then store the originals in […]

  • Preserving Family Recipes: How to Do it Safely

    Family recipes bring back memories of good food, family, and all sorts of fun (and crazy) family memories. So when it comes to preserving those family recipes, why preserve them? And how can we do it safely? Family recipes should be preserved to help families connect through food and shared meals. The recipes themselves may […]

  • Genealogy Centers to Know About: Free, Low-Cost, and Nearby

    When you’re doing genealogy, sometimes you just get stuck or need some help. That’s when having an online or local genealogy center might come in handy. But where do you find free (or low-cost) genealogy centers when you need them? Genealogy centers can be online hubs or physical library locations. Libraries can be locally-run entities […]

  • Conservation Defined for Genealogy and Family History

    Accidents happen – especially when you have small children. So with that in mind, I began to wonder what would have to be done if an heirloom or another important piece of history were damaged. So I looked up conservation and talked about it with Breanne. Conservation means preserving historical family artifacts and cultural heritage […]

  • What is Preservation for Genealogy and Family History?

    What is Preservation for Genealogy and Family History?

    As I’ve gotten more into genealogy and family history, one term keeps popping up: preservation. What is it – and how does it relate to genealogy? I messaged my genealogist pal and amazing friend Breanne – and she helped me look into it. Preservation, for genealogical and family history materials, means actively protecting items from […]