Preserving Your Family History

What is the best way to archive your family history?  Most of us have a backup hardpreserving_family_history drive and hopefully an off-site storage account, but at best they are both dependent on the life of the external drive or the viability or our ability to pay for the off-site account.

Archivists have long known that one of the best long term storage mediums is an archive quality DVD or Blu-ray disk.  They aren’t perfect and their lives are shorter than the tried-but-true magnetic recording tape, but they are easy to create and store and have a very respectable life expectancy. 

What file formats to you use for the images you add to your archival disk?  What are best archival specs to look for in archival quality disks?  What makes the disk archival quality?  Let’s find out.

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-08-01 08:00:00
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Family history research is a favored avenue of relaxation. It is a Sherlock-like activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time. By leveraging a lifetime involvement in technology, my research efforts have resulted in terabytes of ancestral data, earning me the moniker of Lineagekeeper. And yes - We are all related to Royalty.