Many of us have our own little (or even quite large) archive at home: letters, photographs, diaries and other treasures that remind us where we’ve come from and bring us close to loved ones who aren’t around anymore. If you’d like to find out how best to care for these unique family heirlooms, do come along to the Derby Family History Festival on Wednesday 8 June at Derby Central Library, where I will be delivering a talk at 12.30 entitled ‘Preserving Your Past’. I’ll explain how paper and other records get damaged and what you can do to protect your archive, so you can pass it on safely to future generations.
The Record Office will be there all day with a stall as well and there are lots of other talks and activities going on, as you can see on the poster:
We hope to see you there!