Photo and Document Preservation
I'm a photography pho-natic! My photo experience began as a child with a 126 format camera. I soon moved up in the photo world with a 110, wow and eventually dived into the 35mm obsession. I've taken thousands of photos over the years and became a pro at getting them neatly organized into albums and collage frames. Much to my dismay, I came to discover that my storage methods were literally destroying the priceless images of family members and childhood memories.
This page is dedicated to tips on photography and photo preservation. I'm not a pro, but have a decent background in the photo world. I minored in photography in college, worked in a photo lab for several years and have a great portfolio from my days as a portrait photographer. I've also made my share of mistakes and will share my own trial and error experiences.
I will try to add new tips and ideas from time to time, but it seems there are never enough hours in a day and this site takes up more and more of those hours as it grows. In any case, I hope you will enjoy the tips and that they will help you to become a better family historian.
Organizing Old Photos
Photo Tips - General
Photo Tips - Storage
As a family historian you're bound to find yourself buried under paper. Family trees, birth
& marriage certificates and other important documents tend to take over your work space,
closets and file drawers. There are many ways to preserve paper memorabilia, below are a few
tips on items you may want to save and how to store them safely.