Media Conversion with Forever

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My mother in law passed away April of last year. It was quite sudden and surprising. We had just finished moving them into a new house a few months before. This was helpful because we knew where all the photos and other memorabilia were located. My father in law agreed to let me work on converting all of this old media to digital. For this, we have been using

The first box we sent in had 6 old albums and about 50 photos. These have been completed and returned.


Sent a second box in at the end of August. They’ve cataloged it, but now we wait for it to be returned. They raised prices earlier in the year and a LOT of people (me included) had boxes to return before the price went up. They have at least a 6 week turn around right now. I expect those images to show up in our permanent storage any day now.

Some of the items that will need scanned.

Sent a third box about 3 weeks ago. This too has been cataloged but Forever Conversion Specialist, but I’m sure they’re not close to processing it yet. I sent in 10 VHS tapes, over 1200 photos, a lot of flat bed scanning items and some slides. This is the last of what needs converted. The total price to preserve a life long amount of items has come to about $2,000. This didn’t include the permanent (Forever!) photo storage.

Now I’m anxiously awaiting the photos showing up in our storage. They cannot store video yet, so I have to wait for the thumb drives to be sent back, but I’m excited to watch videos with my husband of my mother in law.

Stacks of photos that were sent in the last box.

Later this week, I will follow up with a post of why I could feel safe sending these precious items via FedEx to Forever for Conversion.


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