It is important to organize all those family memories.
Our friends at Flip-Pal strongly recommend organizing all those memories so families can find them later. Have you been given the task of finding photos of family members who are recently deceased and you can only find a few of them? Generally they are put away in boxes or files that you can't find quickly.
Between organizing old family history papers, scrapbooks and photos to digitize, clearing out attics and basements, preserving heirlooms, transferring home movies to DVDs and uploading everything from documents and emails to external backup drives and cloud-based storage, we can easily create a disorganized mess of our personal histories.
If we don’t take the initiative to create an organized system for archiving within our personal files and a backup to reference it all, we are likely to leave our heirs with an archeological dig. Simply put, the files won’t organize themselves. Take this week to create a digital archival file system that works for you and includes an index or research log of family history documents.
Being organized will better help you compose your complete family history. (Check out Flip-Pal.com/week 33 tips, or you can access through my website listed below)
There is a two-step process in preserving and organizing those photos.
- Step 1: Organize Your Photos
- Step 2: Merge, Save, Backup
Tip: Working for long periods of time on digital organization can strain your eyes. Get up and walk around every hour.
Tip: Hierarchy – Make it a goal to share these digital files with extended family members.
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