Naperville, Illinois (PRWEB) July 20, 2009
FamilyArchives.com has forged partnerships with leading manufacturers of archival supplies to make available institutional-quality materials, many of which have never before been available to the public. In addition, FamilyArchives.com offers professional advice and archival best practices to the public as a free service.
High-quality materials previously offered for sale to professional institutions such as the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution are now available to families, genealogists and scrapbookers through FamilyArchives.com. Materials include special archival boxes and supplies, acid free paper, photo preservation sleeves, scrapbooks, photo albums and photo boxes, and archival wedding dress boxes.
Ordinary photo albums and storage boxes can damage family photos, documents, mementos, home movies, wedding dresses and other treasured heirlooms. Acids and chemicals in paper and plastics can cause yellowing and deterioration. However, a properly assembled and maintained family archive, including archival-quality materials, can preserve and protect your family's precious memories for generations.
FamilyArchives.com also includes expert tips and best practices for conducting oral history interviews, including free interview questions and an oral history interview kit, as well as information on how to protect and preserve today's digital files, including files posted to Facebook and YouTube.
In addition to helping families, the site includes free resources for teachers, including oral history scripts that students can use to interview parents and grandparents to learn more about their family heritage and ancestry. Resources for companies and organizations to begin, or build upon, their company archive, and a special disaster recovery section with free information and advice on how to salvage the six most common types of materials damaged in a flood or fire.
Visitors to FamilyArchives.com will find everything they need to create an incredible, in-depth archive and more, because your best memories are also your most valuable ones, and they should be preserved, to be shared and enjoyed for every generation in your family.
FamilyArchives.com helps families capture, preserve, organize and enjoy their most valuable photos, papers, stories and mementos using archival best practices, methodologies and supplies utilized by professional archivists and museum experts from around the world.
Keir Walton, Director of Public Relations