Episode 95: How to Save Your Family Archive on Permanent.org

Imagine being able to save your digital family archive without spending a lot of money. And being able to share it too.  That’s the premise behind Permanent.org. 

I’m not sure how I missed my guest at two RootsTech conferences but I did.  Thank you to Nancy Desmond of MemoryWeb for reminding of of their service.  I have to admit I still didn’t believe it was real.  An archive for genealogists?  How could that be possible?  Well it is and as a former curator it’s a dream come true.  It’s even better than you can imagine. In this digital age, we worry about changing technology but with Permanent that’s not a concern.  If the photo formats change, your material will be migrated.  

Be sure to listen to the end. My guest has a special offer for you that you don’t want to miss. 

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Episode 86: Every Thing Tells a Story


About My Guest:

Dr. Robert Friedman has over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector focused on developing an inclusive and ethical digital community. As the Executive Director of the Permanent Legacy Foundation, Dr. Friedman is building a nonprofit, historical trust to guarantee secure digital preservation for all people. Previously, Dr. Friedman led the Mozilla Foundation Internet Health agenda in Texas, working with Austin community leaders to advance digital inclusion, internet decentralization, open innovation, online privacy and security, and web literacy. As a community organizer and educator in Chicago, Dr. Friedman worked with museums, cultural institutions, community-based organizations, and schools to advance equitable access to digital learning opportunities for young people. His nonprofit career began at the Adler Planetarium, where he established a STEM program for young adults at a world renowned museum. Dr. Friedman holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago. He is a 2019 Leadership Austin Essential alum, the Community Tech Network board vice chair, and a freelance data and learning evaluation consultant. Together, he and his wife Zarah make their home in the Lost Pines of Central Texas.

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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