Whether you have years of genealogy research under your belt and an entire corner of a large room dedicated to it, or you’re just starting on your genealogy journey, the advantage of digitizing your family history is the ability to store and preserve it within the cloud. But digitizing your genealogy research isn’t just establishing a paperless filing system, it also refers to sharing our family’s rich history—with a select few or anyone who wants to read it!
1. Old photos and documents
2. Audio and video files
3. Heirlooms and other physical objects
Better yet, why not use the tools in tip number 2 and record your family members talking about what makes that heirloom significant or interesting? Are there other members of the family who have their own memories or knowledge about the object?
These three tips show different ways creating a digital strategy can also open up new research and take a broader approach to documenting our ancestors, but they certainly aren’t the only ways.
To learn more about digitizing your family history, why not register for our four-week online course, Digitize Your Family History or discover ways to establish a workflow for tackling these projects with our 40-minute video class, Build a Digital Workflow for your Genealogy.