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Caring for Old Documents
8/1/2014
Safely store those old marriage certificates, deeds, letters and other precious papers.
Caring for old Documents
  • Remove staples, paperclips, rubber bands and metal fasteners from documents. They deteriorate and cause damage.
  • Handle documents as little as possible and wear cotton gloves.
  • Store flat in acid-free and lignin-free enclosures such as folders and certain types of plastics such as Mylar.
  • Never laminate documents. (For step-by-step instructions on how to safely encapsulate documents instead, see the April 2001 Family Tree Magazine.)
  • Keep them in a dark place with a stable temperature and humidity.
  • Let professionals repair and de-acidify documents. 
From the October 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine
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