Preserving Stories

Why worry about preserving our stories? The answers are multiple, however least of all, preserving our stories leaves a lasting legacy of who we are and what we stand for, for subsequent generations to draw upon when assessing their own place in the world. Our stories will become treasured keepsakes for future generations. But what does preserving our stories entail? This section aims to give you some ideas.

Preserving Stories
Software Programs 3 Articles
Software programs enable you to add, edit and organise content such as photographs, diaries and family history electronically. Some software programs can be loaded directly onto your computer where your data is saved locally to your computer. They may or may not have web link components. With the ev
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Scan It 2 Articles
Many of us have handwritten memorabilia at home that is worth treasuring. These may include letters, notes, poems, diaries, recipes and the like, in their original hard copy form. These originals are worth treasuring as they are, however you may consider also converting them to electronic form. This
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Originals 2 Articles
This is probably where most of us start. We still have photo's unsorted in the original packet or digitally saved to a computer with no file names; old diaries in a drawer or the bottom of a cupboard; souvenirs sitting on a shelf with fading memories of where they came from; family videos still pack
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New Technology 2 Articles
We all know that technology is constantly evolving, and hence the technology we use today will be become out dated sooner or later. Take the VCR for example along with VHS or Beta video tapes. Many of us have treasured family videos that we can no longer view because of the shift from VCR to DVD pla
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Time Capsule 2 Articles
This can be a fun way for all the family to enjoy locking away memorabilia that conveys aspects of their life, to be rediscovered many years later by the participants or someone else. The longer the time that the time capsule is hidden or buried the more intriguing the rediscovery. The items placed
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Archiving 3 Articles
More and more companies are offering offsite dedicated archive facilities for the safe storage of personal documents. The benefits of having a copy of your personal life story keepsakes in a location outside your home can’t be underestimated; think cyclones, floods, fires, tornadoes and the like t
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Memory Box 3 Articles
Many of us are guilty of keeping pieces of memorabilia without really having anywhere specific to store them, hence creating clutter. The idea behind a memory box (also known as a memorabilia box or a treasure box) is to organise those items of significance, or keepsakes, and store in a dedicated re
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