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26 August 2013

Are Those Old Copies Deteriorating?

If you have been involved in genealogical research for some time, you may have old paper photocopies of documents or records. Photocopies made years ago can fade over time. Have you transcribed those copies or made better copies of those copies--ones that will last longer? 

Some of those photocopies I made in the early 1980s probably aren't going to last much longer. 

7 comments:

  1. Hardly ever use my books anymore but they are fading. Often think I need to reprint them especially with new things added. However, at this point it will take a fortune in ink for a full reprint. Everything I have is on Ancestry & Family Tree Maker 12, so I might get around to a reprint some time but not in a hurry.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. I need to make newer copies!

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  3. I wouldn't necessarily reprint out books that I'd printed years ago. I am more concerned about photocopies I made of wills, land deeds, etc. a long time ago where my copies of those are fading and I've not scanned or transcribed my photocopies I made at the courthouse, etc.

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  4. I have an old newspaper but it is too large to copy. I have been trying to find a way to get it laminated but so far haven't found any place that will do it. Any suggestions?

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  5. I have a old newspaper that I would like to have laminate but it is too large and so far haven't found any place that will do it. Any suggestions?

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  6. Snap a picture with a decent digital camera, and have it reproduced in poster size at any of the photo services. Shutterfly, Kinkos, etc. You can frame it yourself or have it done. Keep the digital image and years later you can redo it when needed.

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  7. For large lamination or copies, try printers that print/copy "blueprints" or drawings for architects or engineers. They will be used to handling large sheets.

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