Preserving Old Documents 101
January 5, 2014 10:16 AM Subscribe
I have inherited a box of old photos and documents from my grandfather's house. Not sure what/how to best share and preserve them.
posted by JoannaC to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The documents include stuff like his army card from the 1940s, the landing papers of my great-grandparents from when they immigrated here, birth certificates and marriage certificates of my grandparents and others of that era etc.
I want to scan all of them and make some sort of album with the documents and photos and any stories/lore of note which I can order multiple copies of for relatives. But then what? We don't have space to keep all of the paper indefinitely. But I recognize it us rare to have such old documents and it seems a shame to throw them out.
So what is worth keeping? How to best store it and preserve it? What do I do with all this stuff?