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Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Learn how to care for family photos, learn basic conservation techniques, buy the proper storage materials, then organize the family photo archive and safely display it for all to see.
Paperback, 109 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Betterway Books (first published July 2001)
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Erik
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Good information, though many of the recommendations relating to online/software are dated.
Leslie
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it
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A good resource (but dated) on how to organize and preserve family photographs, including the oldest ones in a collection. The book contains some solid tips especially for those who have been, maybe, a bit too cavalier with their pictures and who want to learn more on how to keep them for future generations to treasure.

I believe the author has come out this year (2010) with a new edition or updated version that covers digital photographs as well.
Debra
Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Key highlights: When purchasing clear sleeves for photos, make sure to buy polypropylene or polyester ones. Polyethylene is not approved for long-term storage. Use only acid freee papers, boxes and tissue. Digitize your photos and store off-site as a backup. Plan for media obsolenscence.
Christine
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit dry to read, but all the info was very useful. Particularly interesting was the chapter on preserving digital images, in that you really ought to print out anyway, because that will last longer than your particular technology.
Sandy
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A good resource for the topic, although it's a bit dated. Looking forward to seeing the new, updated edition.
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Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous resource for anyone with a collection of family photos.
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Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada. She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and ...more