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From: knuttle <>
Subject: Re: Keeping track of paper files
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:31:04 -0400
On 7/29/2010 9:04 PM, Brian wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:10:58 -0400, Wes Groleau
> <Groleau+> wrote:
>> :-) That's what I used to do, except that I have a waterbed with no
>> "under," so the boxes are all over the house. My new system enables
>> me to start throwing them away a few at a time after making sure they're
> Paper records can still exist after hundreds of years. I have serious
> concerns about whether digitized records will be able to be read in
> the future.
> I'm a believer in the socks and suspenders theory. Digitizing records
> is good but to me, having digital and paper records is better.
I agree about paper records staying around for hundreds of years.
However there has been several incidents in the families that I have
been researching where boxes of paper that a person had spent years
collecting went to the dump, because no one knew what they were / or did
not bother to read what was in the boxes. Net results are the same,
years of records have been lost.
By digitizing all of the records you collect, you can burn those records
to a CD/DVD and give to all of your cousin who may be interested. While
I have added to the records for most of my families, I have given our
many copies of our families' history and the documents to support that
Weather paper of electronic, if a person is interested in the records
they will not get lost.
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