A Personal, Enduring Gift to Your Family
"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." - Alexis de Tocqueville
As we go through life we become more aware of our connections to the past. Our family history tells us things about ourselves that we never realized.
The mission of YourArchivist is to help people perserve and share the physical evidence of your family history with current and future generations.
The technology is here, now, and affordable.
Your family story is told by old photographs, newsclips, letters, and manuscripts, which are slowly falling to pieces in your attic, basement, and closets. Nothing is more fragile than paper.
YourArchivist will save these treasures for you.
- We scan or photograph originals.
- We catalog and help you safely store the originals.
- We create custom, personal, and highly functional websites from the electronic images we create. Click HERE to see an example.
Wedding albums, yearbooks, letters, report cards, scrapbooks, newsclips are record of our personal history. As personal archivists we help you perserve and share that connection to the past. Forever
The digital copies YourArchivist creates are actually secure websites you can share with whomever you like. Forever.
A unique feature of YourArchivist websites is that they are "live archives". Registered archive members can be allowed add personal comments and anecdotes. These become part of the archive and can be seen and searched by any visitors. Forever.
YourArchivist philosophy: Take advantage of the most recent low cost technological developments in data storage and the internet. Keep the services and methods simple, affordable, and portable.