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How to Preserve Family Photos

My Grandma’s boxes that I received late last year.   I also have boxes from my other grandparents.  So many boxes and so many wonderful photos.

Over the past few months I have been gathering bits and pieces of information about proper methods of archiving photos.  I have literally thousands and thousands of old family photos sitting in these and many other boxes.  There are so many of them that my efforts to digitize them have stalled a bit.  I want to be very organized about the entire process from start to finish for each photograph.  Because I haven’t quite settled on a plan for the end – the storage and organization methods – I have really slowed my digitizing.

I just watched something that may help me get my groove back.

Amy Johnson Crow shared an interview on her blog this week.  She interviewed Denise Levenick about the very thing I have been so concerned about – How to Preserve Family Photos.  Ironically, I have been trying to decide which of two books to order written by Denise about this topic.  Amy’s blog post helped me settle on which book I think will help me make my plan and gave me several great tips to start wrapping my mind around now.

If properly organizing, storing, and archiving family photos has been on your mind too, you may want to check out Amy’s blog post and get a little inspiration.


Happy Wednesday – I hope you make an amazing family discovery today!

8 thoughts on “How to Preserve Family Photos”

  1. Thanks for the tip. I don’t have many old photos, but thousands of more recent ones. I need to scan and save those somehow.

    1. I’m right there with you on the recent photos. I saved all of the negatives so I want to have them scanned and digitized because I have heard they make a better digital image. I need to try it out…

  2. This is great stuff; I’ll need to check out Amy’s post. My scanning and archiving have also stalled out due to home renovations, where things are just awkward and inaccessible.

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