What is the preferred/recommended/proper way to deal with original family documents after they have been scanned and uploaded to FamilySearch?
Thats really a question for you and your family.
Every person will find themselves under differing circumstances.
And it really depends what kind of documents you may be referring to.
Things like research notes etc. may not have any real "added value" once they have been scanned.
But something like a Family Bible or a family album will retain high value for those that cherish it.
what type of documents are you referring to?
Are you still relatively young and will be able to keep these items in your holdings?
Or are you of the age that you need to look to someone that you can pass them on to.
Are such items that might be of value to a local genealogical society or historical society?
OR are you simply asking what type of archival/preservation steps need to be taken so as to preserve the quality of such documents?
Have you tagged the documents to the individuals in them. One concern may be tagging living individuals. The following article link may help.
Another thing to consider:
Hope this is helpful.
I have uploaded digital images of birth, death, marriage and other types of certificates. I have created sources out of them because you can use media in a source. These are mostly documents that can only be purchased by family, all pertaining to deceased individuals, so I feel compelled to share them.
Other types of documents, such as letters and other paper things I do nothing after digitizing and uploading other than tag the appropriate people. I am beginning to see the value of creating albums and moving related uploads into an album.
Was there something else you were concerned about?
I thought the question was in relation to the original paper documents after they were scanned?
@Dennis J Yancey Yes it was. Did I answer in a confusing way? The paper certificates I referred to are not going to become generally available for a long time as they are records for my deceased parents and grandparents. What did I leave out?
I thought the person already had various ORIGINAL paper documents that they have in their personal possession that they are personally scanning. and then uploading to FS Memories
The question (as I perceived it) : what to do with all the many paper documents they (already) have in their possession once they have been scanned and uploaded to FamilySearch.
then what to do with all these original paper documents that they have?????
store them?, archive them?, donate to a museum? throw them out? preserve them? put them into a physical album?
what to do with all the boxes of paper . . .
SSchramm please correct me if im mis understanding.
@Dennis J Yancey I understand now. I do not know, yes, @SSchramm please clarify. I thought you did not know the best way to handle the images once uploaded. Turning them into sources or collecting them into an album are not things everyone thinks to do.
With the leftover papers, I have collect everything from relatives, and actively look for other relatives or loving homes to pass them on. For some things, they will go to museums. The paper copies of vital records may be shredded if no one wants them.