AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum
Preserving the Family Bible
Happy Holidays to All!!!
I have been communicating with a new found cousin who has performed alot of family research. She told me she has the family Bible which belonged to her great grandmother/my 2nd great grandmother. It has a ton of great geneological information which she is willing to share with me. She tries to limit using the Bible because she said it is literally falling apart. She said she has asked someone who worked in the document restoration business how much it would cost to repair the Bible and was quoted a price of $400.
I am seeking ideas on how to help her preserve the Bible. I was thinking in the short term, it would be a good idea to make copies of the pages with all the genealogy information. This would provide access to the information without handling the Bible.
Does anyone else have any other suggestions or know of companies, organizations etc that can help with document restoration/preservation? The lady lives in a suburb of Phil, PA
Thanks for your Help