Fire Prevention Week: Protect Your Family Photos and Heirlooms from Disaster

It is Fire Prevention Week (the second week of October) and here are ways you can protect your precious family photos and heirlooms from disaster!
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Did you know that this is Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017? Since 1925, the National Fire Protection Association has commemorated the Great Chicago Fire (October 8, 1871) during the second week of October. In light of recent California wildfires as well as disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes, what have you done to protect your family photos and heirlooms?

Check out the list of resources below and put together a plan NOW to make sure your family history doesn’t disappear in a fire or other disaster!

 

First Alert Slim Battery-Operated Photoelectric Smoke Alarm: Did you know that you should replace smoke alarms every 8-10 years? And when was the last time you replaced the batteries? I make it a habit to put new batteries in all my smoke alarms at the same time I set my clocks for Daylight Saving Time (March) or the return to Standard Time (November). You can get this slim smoke alarm, normally $19.99 at a 41% savings . . . just $11.99!

  • First Alert Slim Battery-Operated Photoelectric Smoke Alarm: Did you know that you should replace smoke alarms every 8-10 years? And when was the last time you replaced the batteries? I make it a habit to put new batteries in all my smoke alarms at the same time I set my clocks for Daylight Saving Time (March) or the return to Standard Time (November). You can get this slim smoke alarm, normally $19.99 at a 41% savings . . . just $11.99! Click HERE to save – via Amazon

 Save 42% on a Sentry Safe - Fire Resistant and Waterproof Protection for Your Valuables. I lived through many wildfire seasons in California and as part of my disaster preparedness plan, I bought a compact safe where I could store valuable items. Normally $99.99, this safe is easy to take with you in an emergency and it is sale priced at just $57.87!

 

Genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee reviews The Complete Guide to Google Photos, Second Edition by Ben Robison of Legacy Tale – a great way to tame the unorganized photo beast!

  • The Complete Guide to Google Photos, Second Edition: This amazing 95 page ebook covers all the bases when it comes to using Google Photos to help digitize and organize your family photos.  Click here for my review! Normally priced at $13.99 USD, use promo code SAVE30 at checkout and save 30% – your final price is $9.79 USD.  Offer good through Monday, October 16th. Click HERE to save – via Legacy Tale.

 

Flip-Pal mobile scanner: the fast and easy solution to preserving and sharing your old photos and documents. I LOVE my Flip-Pal and most nights I am sitting on the couch watching television and scanning photos with this amazing device! This is the portable scanner preferred by genealogists and family historians around the world. Just $149.99 plus FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members.

  • Flip-Pal mobile scanner: the fast and easy solution to preserving and sharing your old photos and documents. I LOVE my Flip-Pal and most nights I am sitting on the couch watching television and scanning photos with this amazing device! This is the portable scanner preferred by genealogists and family historians around the world. Just $149.99 plus FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members. Click HERE to save – via Amazon

 

Get iDrive automatic backup with 2TB of storage for just $6.95 - that's 90% off!

  •  90% off iDrive automatic online backup: normally $69.50 per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95! Once you’ve scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images! Click HERE to sign up now and click HERE for more info – via iDrive.

 

Picture Keeper Connect: Backup all your mobile device photos with this amazing device - and save up to 60%! The 16GB Picture Keeper Connect, normally $99.99 is now just $39.99!

  • Picture Keeper Connect: Backup all your mobile device photos with this amazing device – and save up to 60%! The 16GB Picture Keeper Connect, normally $99.99 is now just $39.99! Click HERE to shop – via Groupon

 

The Archive Lady at Abundant Genealogy

  • The Archive Lady: Don’t forget to check out the series of articles by Melissa Barker – aka The Archive Lady – over at Abundant Genealogy! Every two weeks Melissa offers advice on how to preserve and protect family heirlooms including family bibles, photos, mementos and more! Click HERE to access the articles or click HERE to follow The Archive Lady on Facebook.

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