A recent article on Today.com addresses, "Why Your Digital Photos Might Die Before Your Grandkids See Them." It is a good article, and I recommend reading it to anyone who is relying on digital media to store their family history "stuff". It covers the pros and cons of numerous storage mediums and why they are good or bad for the long term. You also may want to go back into the archives of this blog and re-read my 11 Dec 2014 post entitled, "Keep It Safe". A Guardian Storage box could prove to be a good investment.
As good as all the digital storage is - there is no way of knowing if the technology you are using today will be readable in another fifty years. So in the end, you might be better off hanging on to all that stuff.
-- submitted by Denise Doyon