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From: "Margaret L Staton" <>
Subject: [Q-R] Re: [MONTREAL] Family History makings
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 14:53:18 -0400
I decided to start mine and fill in as I go along.
I talked to a couple of different people about these various items:
Newspaper Clippings: I was told it was probable best to laminate those, and
to make certain whoever does it, leaves an adequate seal around the edges.
Birth, Marriage, & Death Certificates: Again, laminate. My understanding
of the theory is that in addition to handling, our air contains so many
pollutants, that these documents are being eaten away. The best thing would
be to seal them in a vacuum lock hermetically sealed box. I understand they
cost a fortune.
Photos: I personally subscribe to all things Creative Memories put out, but
as long as anything touching the photos anywhere are ACID-FREE AND
LIGNIN-FREE, the products shouldn't cause any harm. Also separate your
photos. For more recent items where they are heirloom, but you still have
negatives, obviously you have a fudge factor. I have some photos that I
know will be going into and out of the album. I put them into photo
sleeves. I have several photos from the turn of last century that were
mounted on some type of cardboard textured paper. The corners are starting
to crumble away. I placed those in photo sleeves and then sealed them, and
used photos corners to mount them. That way if someone needs to remove the
picture itself, it is still within a protective device.
And finally, (we just had a similar discussion on another list last week), I
have scanned everything I own that doesn't have a negative (and even some
that do). In my case, all of my genealogy stuff is on my laptop. So I
purchased a CLIK Drive by IOMEGA and put all my pictures on the disks, made
duplicates, and then gave the copies to my father-in-law. Those with PC's
seemed to prefer purchasing a CD-Writable Drive and putting photos onto
those discs. Floppy discs are okay for very short term, but apparently lose
their magnetic whatever, and apparently start corrupting in a year or less.
So you probably wouldn't want to risk those. Also, even if they do take up
more space, the general concensus seemed to be NOT to reduce the size or
pixels stored. That you lose too much resolution.
The OTHER Meg <G>
Meg Landseadel Staton
----- Original Message -----
From: "dean warmerdam" <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 2:11 PM
Subject: [MONTREAL] Family History makings
> Hi Everyone...
> I realize that when making up a family history album (I am aways from that
right now, but am curious also) there are many different routes to go. My
husbands aunt did one for the Warmerdam side back to the 1500's and did a
lovely job. She used a big binder, but I have seen coil books used also for
the pictures, history, and anything else that pertained info for that
> Although, I will be joining a family history centre very soon at the end
of Oct, I am curious as to any helpful hints and must do's to help make this
a memorable book, perserve it and any Dont's would be great too.
> Does one use special paper as I have no idea. My mom does some very nice
things with Creative memories for her pictures and stuff, but says to be
careful with the old pics as not to wreck them. Any ideas, suggestions and
Dont, Do's. What would be the basics one would require and where would you
purchase such items?
> Appreciate any info,
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