You are the guardian of your family's history

You may have found them, inherited them, or they may have been passed along to you. However you acquired them, you now need to care for those old fragile family papers. We provide guidance on how to best handle, care for, and store treasured family documents and photographs to ensure their survival for subsequent generations to enjoy .

Old documents

Papers that have been rolled or folded for a hundred years may prove difficult to open without damaging them. Others may have become soft and fragile with age, torn, or faded with time.  They can still be preserved and enjoyed. Contact us to learn more!

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Still rummaging in a shoebox for that faded photo of Uncle Henry? You might be doing him more harm than good. Get advice on the best handling practices and home storage methods for all types of photographs from cabinet cards and daguerreotypes to your children's annual portraits with Santa.

Personal or Business records

Want to preserve personal or business records for posterity but afraid they may be suffering in their current state?  We can advise you as to the most efficient and inexpensive way to keep your documents clean, safe, and protected!

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Slides and Negatives

Don't have a projector so don't need the slides? Or thinking of ditching those negatives because you can't see what's on them or already have the printed photos?  Don't be too hasty! You can save and extract more information from them than you might guess. Contact us to find out more!


Arrange a consultation to show us your collection, explain your goals and concerns, and we will advise you on how best to store, share, handle, and care for those documents to ensure their longevity.

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What would you like to discover?

Contact Oakenwood Research Services to discuss your needs, get a quote, or make an inquiry. Be sure to include your full name and contact details, and let us know what you’d like to determine, what resources you've already consulted, and any information you already know that will help narrow the search!