What's Your Risk From Disaster?
Join me on Wednesday, 25 September for an exclusive LIVE Webinar at Family Tree University, 7pm EST / 6pm CST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST, as we discuss how you can prepare for the next Big One.
In Southern California, we worry about earthquakes and wildfires -- those natural disasters often lead to home (and keepsakes) damaged or destroyed by fire, water, or power loss.
Fortunately, you CAN take steps to prevent the total loss of your research and your family keepsakes. This 7-Step Genealogy Disaster Plan can provide peace-of-mind and an action plan for preserving family history --
Genealogy Disaster Plan
1. Inventory, Prioritize, and Digitize
You might not be able to save everything in the event of a devastating natural disaster, but digital copies can provide replacement copies of photos and documents, and information evidence of artifacts and other memorabilia. Inventory, prioritize, and digitize to create a digital archive of your most important materials.
2. Backup Your Digital Files
You can't hear it enough -- Backup, Backup, Backup.
3. Preserve Your Keepsakes
Don't just throw your treasures in any box and think they are preserved. You need to use Archival containers that will help your items last as long as possible.
4. Store Your Keepsakes
You also need to store those archival boxes in the best location possible -- moderate temperature and humidity, and free from pests, pollution, and light.
5. Make a Genealogy Grab & Go List
Sometimes, you'll have time to prepare for an impending disaster. Save time with a list of items that you want to preserve.
6. Create a Genealogy Disaster Kit
Follow our handy list of items to help you recover your keepsakes after a disaster. You'll need protective gear, cleaning supplies, and storage containers.
7. Stay Alert and Up to Date
Keep informed, backup often, and migrate digital files as media becomes older.
Sign up for the Family Tree University LIVE Webinar Wednesday, 25 September 2013 for more information about what you can do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER a natural disaster to protect and preserve your genealogy research and family keepsakes. You'll discover resources for:
- local hazard maps
- rescuing water-damaged items
- getting rid of smoke odor
- finding a professional conservator
- where and how to store your keepsakes
- what to put in your own Genealogy Disaster Kit
The LIVE Webinar will be followed by Q & A time for your specific questions. Click here to sign up and get
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