The following announcement was written by 1000memories.com:
Online story sharing platform spearheads efforts to collect and preserve family history
SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. (September 1, 2011) — 1000memories.com, the online platform that allows people to collaboratively record family stories, today announced a partnership with the Internet Archive to preserve the expanding number of family stories, photos and documents on its website.
After observing the difficulty associated with accessing and preserving physical collections of family photos, stories and documents, 1000memories began addressing the need for a place online to collect and store family artifacts in a way that is accessible, reliable and permanent. Now, families across the globe can add their entire personal collections with confidence that they will be archived permanently for future generations.
The Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, currently preserves the online collections of the Library of Congress and 8 other national institutions, 23 state libraries, and over 50 universities. 1000memories joins as their first-ever commercial partner.
“We saw the amazingly rich content that families were sharing on 1000memories,” said Kristine Hannah, Director of Archiving. “This is the real history of people and their families, and we wanted to make sure it is part of the Archive.”
Described by one genealogy blogger as “perfect for those interested in sharing the story of a loved one's life with friend's and family,” 1000memories has introduced a number of additional features for the genealogy community, including a Family Tree Builder, Social Security Database Search, and GEDCOM Importer. For more information, visit 1000memories.com.
1000memories is a free site that helps you celebrate the lives of people who matter most - your family and friends, past and present. Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, California, 1000memories helps bring the albums, scrapbooks, and photo-filled shoeboxes of our lives out of the closet and into an online, shareable space where they can be remembered and celebrated, together in one place. For more information, visit 1000memories.com.
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