There are four main areas that pose threats to the digital longevity of your files and these are highlighted, together with seven simple ways to help you preserve important genealogical records, in a new guide that Ancestry Graphics & Printing have released.
Company founder Larry Spiegel said “digital files may become useless for future generations if they remain untouched for as little as one generation, or about 25 years, and that is a drop in the bucket when compared to the 100 years or longer that most genealogists envision their research lasting”.
The free seven-step guide to preserving genealogy records can be found at: http://www.ancestryprinting.com/genealogy-preservation.html
Increasingly we use digital media in our everyday life, which although being useful as a short term storage facility, doesn’t really ‘cut the mustard’ when you think about all the genealogical data that all of us work so hard to preserve probably won’t survive our life time – let alone others.
It’s still important though to discover who your ancestors were and you can get ONE HOUR’S FREE RESEARCH from Find Our Family by signing up for our newsletter HERE. Buy one hour and we’ll give you another absolutely free.
Just as important though, and something you can do yourself, is to record an oral history of your family and the excellent Researching Your Family History by Ron Ross, an experienced genealogist, is available in Kindle format, HERE to help you do just that.