Be Prepared in Case of Emergency
We can’t change the course of Mother Nature, but planning ahead can help when disaster strikes.
Use these resources to be prepared and find help during and after an emergency. Download this FREE Genealogy Grab n Go Checklist and post a copy in a prominent spot in your home. Focus on keeping your family safe first. Stressful situations make it hard to think of everything. In case of an emergency or evacuation, use this handy checklist to help remember specific family treasures you want to preserve. Be Safe, Friends.
The Family Curator’s Grab-n-Go Checklist
Download this FREE PDF chart and post a copy in a prominent spot in your home. Focus on keeping your family safe first. Stressful situations make it hard to think of everything. In case of an emergency or evacuation, use this handy checklist to help remember specific family treasures you want to preserve.
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
American Red Cross
Prepare and recover from natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross.
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Tips for the Care of Flood-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms
NEDCC Leaflet 3.1 Protection from Loss
Emergency management for water and fire damage, biological agents, theft, and vandalism.
My favorite suppliers for acid-free archival preservation products. See scanners and specific products in the Curator’s Shop
Preservation and Conservation
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Referral Services
Connect with a specialty conservationist in your area for help with damaged artifacts.
Library of Congress Preservation Home
Guide to caring for collections and emergency preparedness at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The National Archives Preservation Strategies for Citizen Archivists
Information from Washington, D.C. on preserving paper, digital media, photos, and books.
The Northeast Document Conservation Center Preservation Center
Download free preservation leaflets with advice for managing a variety of paper and book items.
Write Your Heirloom History
Writing the History of Your Heirloom
A short guide to writing the provenance of your family keepsake.
The Family Curator’s Heirloom History Form
FREE form to download and reprint for personal use.
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