How often do we see items like this is in second-hand shops, recycle centres and on Ebay.

This posting just popped up in my news feed and made me think about the stuff we all have stored.  What will happen  to your precious records, and photos? Will your family look at shoe boxed full of bits and pieces and  just “chuck ” it out?

Here are three short steps to ensure this does not happen to your documents

  1. Label all photos  write on rear with pencil – name, date, place

2. Keep your collection labelled and indexed  in file boxes or folders.

3.  Most importantly have a discussion with your children, about how to dispose of these items if they are no longer wanted.

Local Museums, Historical Societies even the National Archives  will accept donations.
If you feel you can’t discuss it – put your requests in writing and keep the letter with the documents.

But the best thing of all—— Involve your family in their history.

Bring it alive and make it part of their day to day life.

I hope these beauties find a good home  – I may even put in a bid myself.

This is the accompanying  sellers description

One family collection of antique photos and documents. 

There are roughly 46 photos all up and  numerous documents and vintage cards all came from the same Australian family once collection.  All the photos are Australian

Lot includes
-2 victorian Australian cabinet cards both in very good condition didn’t come out in photo ^ 
-2 1956 wedding invites 
-damaged 1897 certificate 
– 3 pages of burkes peerage Sudely family
-4 loose photos
-1912 death certificate
-6 vintage cards
-2 vintage albums
Album one-
-17x19cms 12 double sided pages with 19 photos inscription 1942 (album tatty)
Album two-
-25.5cmsx 21 cms no back cover 15 double side pages some blank, some with photos and some with just with photo corners
21 photos with photo corners and 5 vintage cards stuck in
Great collection, great photos  Condition of albums and documents is not very good rather tatty photos are generally in good condition

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