In 2009 we launched familyarchives.com, the first and only website of its kind that provides families, small businesses, church parishioners and univeristy personnel, and major corporations with access to the same materials and methodology utilizied by the National Archives and Smithsonian Institution. Today, it's the largest community of people on the internet interested in capturing, preserving and enjoying their most valuable memories. Learn More.
Archival Services for Families
We believe that all families' memories deserve to be preserved for future generations.
That's why we provide families with access to the exact same archival methodologies and superior archival supplies used to preserve and protect presidential papers, national treasures, and archival assets at leading museums and libraries.
Create your heritage archive.
In 2009, Heritage Werks launched FamilyArchives.com, a unique family resource for creating your own family heritage archive.
We've spent thousands of hours working with professionals to provide everything you need to create your own heritage archive or even to preserve just a few precious items — your grandmother's wedding dress, some of your family's photos, mementos from your children's lives or whatever is most important to your family's heritage.
Get the exact same archival supplies and best practices that have been used by leading museums for years (many of which are now available to the public for the first time) from FamilyArchives.com.
Can a family archives company help you?
Our private client services were designed to help families who want or need professional help to create their family archives.
If you have an unusually valuable collection of objects that need professional archival attention or if you just want to make sure your family's archival assets are in professional hands, we can help.
Our scalable family archival services include:
Expert advice about the types of assets to keep (and what not to keep)
Options for aggregating and storing physical collections in a central location or establishing virtual, online collections
Preservation of physical assets, with use of professional-quality archival supplies to stabilize material
Enhanced access through digitization and full-text searching
Description and cataloging of assets with confidentiality, privacy and security in mind. We will work with you to capture the "stories" about the assets to provide description, context and to create additional value
Design and implementation of high-quality organization systems – from simple photo albums and scrapbooks to web-based tools and databases designed to support fast access and dissemination of assets and information to your family
Best practices and options for use and outreach – for sentimental, nostalgic reasons or for information sharing with others
Oral history interviews to capture stories from loved ones
Biography and memoir writing
If you need a family archives company that can provide museum-quality archival supplies, professional advice and archival services at affordable rates, please contact us. We like new clients.
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Items Typically Found in a Family Archive