11 April 2015
Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Brian Peterson, Sr.
SA006 Saturday June 6, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Hurricanes, Fires, and Floods: How We Save Your Ancestors from Disaster and Disappearance
Thousands of archives and repositories around the world hold the many records that comprise the collective written story of the past, the documents of our existence. It is largely through these records that individuals are able to discover and tell the story of their ancestors. Many of them are fragile, unpreserved, and every year some are lost to mold, accidents, and other disasters. How do these records get from the dark corners of the archives to the computer, tablet, and cell phone screens of our convenience? Core to Ancestry's mission is to make available and easily searchable, as many of these crucial, storytelling documents and records as possible. Ancestry spends tens of millions each year to help in the preservation and access of records on the National, State, and Local level.