Family Archivist: Creating A Digital Family Archive
11/6/2012
Major libraries and archives are digitizing their collections and sharing them online. Can a family do the same with its treasures?
Major libraries and archives are digitizing their collections and sharing them online. Can a family do the same with its treasures? We asked Denise Barrett Olson, author of The Researcher’s Digital Toolbox Series from Moultrie Creek Gazette.

Q. What goes in a digital family archive?

 
A. Pictures, of course, of people and heirlooms. My family is photographing special family artwork such as portraits and works by talented relatives. You also can digitize documents: journals, deeds, wills, postcards, letters and recipes. A lot of people are doing oral histories. These sound and video files can go in your archive.