Archive | Preserving

The posts in this blog describe how to preserve and safeguard your photos and documents. Be prepared for loss such as a natural disaster.

Hurricane Photos

DIY Photo Drying Techniques

[Editor’s note: Mary V. Danielsen of provides techniques for drying photos based on her experience with Superstorm Sandy.] In disaster recovery you have to move fast to recover any possessions before mold sets in. Imagine if the worst case scenario happened to your home. The first things you reach for are your forgotten valuables […]


Before Disaster Strikes

[Editor’s note: Diane Miller discusses proactively preserving family memories.] The tragedy of a natural disaster surrounds us this summer in our community of friends and neighbors here in Fort Collins, Colorado. This morning I awoke at 1:00 a.m. to the smell of smoke from the nearby wildfire. I got up, turned off the outside fans […]


Burned Family History

[Editor’s note: Thomas MacEntee of shares a personal story of loss involving his family’s legacy due to fire and how you can act now to preserve your own family history.] National Fire Prevention Week in the United States is usually the second week of October.  Oct 9 was also the anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire of […]

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