Why Keep Records?
Why should we keep historical records? President Spencer W. Kimball reminded us that "from time immemorial the Lord has counseled us to be a record-keeping people.”
Many people have documents, photographs, and artifacts that tell stories of themselves and their families. Such items are important because they help define who we are, remind us of family ties and interactions, and provide us with ways to share our stories. While these things sometimes have monetary value, perhaps most importantly they always have strong sentimental value. The value we see in these items instills in us a desire to save them.
In the following videos, people from around the world ask questions about protecting important historical items in their homes. They receive advice about preserving documents and artifacts using simple methods. Use these videos as you consider taking similar measures in your home. They are designed to be watched in any order. If you have further questions, contact the Church History Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preservation Through Organization
Safe Home Display
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