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Preserving Family History: What to Save and How

Many people have collections of treasured mementos that document their own family history. This may include photos or letters, drawings or paintings, scrapbooks, sound or video recordings, computer files or digital images, articles of clothing, or other objects. It may be hard to decide what things to keep for the future and how to take care of them so they last.

This resource provides help with the hard decisions of which things to keep for yourself, what to save for history, what to discard, and it shows how to take care of the things you keep so they are preserved as a family or community legacy for future generations.

Image. Box of family photographs