Dirt/ Hand Oils
Start with yourself, then your parents, your grandparents...
Write down as much as you know.
Ask others what they know about the family.
If willing, ask others to allow you to make copies.
Possibilities: photocopy, photograph, scan
***Redundancy... Back Ups***
Make extra copies of documents, computer files...
Share with other family members.
Capture on digital cameras, cell phones.
Save to CD's, flashdrives, and even print copies to
...photographic or acid free paper.