In our business we see and hear of true stories like this frequently:
Betty brought in thousands of feet of 8mm film to be transferred. It was obvious from her meticulous packing and careful labeling that this collection was her pride and joy. Memories dating as far back as 1940 included birthdays, weddings, vacations, and school activities. As the canisters containing the film were opened it was discovered that over half of the film had turned to powder due to improper storage. Imagine her disappointment!
Most of Jim's VHS tapes were unplayable. Subject to an apartment fire they were, if not hunks of molten plastic, at the least misshapen and unable to fit inside a VCR. Through extraction of the tape from the cartridges and lots of TLC at least half of the precious contents were recovered. Imagine his relief!
We have a mission to protect your family's heritage and invaluable documents. That's why we call ourselves "Savers of the Family Archives." We have seen the effects that natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and fires have on your life's legacy. We know what time and elements can silently do to your most valuable treasures. Take steps today and let us help you save all of your photos, videos, documents, mementos, and important papers to a disaster-proof format. This is your insurance. The value of preserving these precious items is priceless.
How do you get started? The first step is to get organized. Where are your photos, videos, and 8mm/and 16mm film? Are they in random boxes, in old albums, unmarked flash drives, on your cell phone, or on an old computer? Where are your important papers? Are they in one place? Don't forget that, as Savers of the Family Archives, we make house calls and can help you categorize your family's artifacts. In addition to all of the memories, there are some very practical documents and records that need to be safeguarded as well.
These might include:
Once saved you will have all the important "stuff" of your life organized on a small, easy and convenient medium ready to be stored in one safe place. Wouldn't that be comforting to know?
- Birth Certificates
- Property titles
- Citizenship papers
- Military records
- Social Security Cards
- Bank accounts
- Insurance policies
- Powers of attorney
- Marriage certificates
- Family tree
Another benefit of this process is that you now have instant access to all these important items in your possession. You can easily retrieve your favorite photos and make copies for loved ones. You can enjoy videos and film at the touch of a button, and, of course, your personal records are now preserved indefinitely, ready for uncomplicated access in case of an emergency.
As Savers of the Family Archives we take your family's treasures very seriously. Call us today to preserve them for generations to come!
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