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What matters most to you will be easily passed on with Legacy Planning.

Assign a unique Archive Steward to each of your archives, depending on who would be the best for each one.
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Permanent works for everyone.

In the Scott Family Archive on Permanent, a shared folder titled "Will's 70th Surprise Party". In the folder are two photos uploaded by Ashley Foster titled "Hannah's Gift.jpg" and "Will and Martha.jpg", a photo uploaded by William Scott titled "Cousins.jpg", and a photo uploaded by Christi Scott title "Surprise Cake.jpg"

Family and Friends

Capture the moment, preserve the memory of your unique traditions, and keep your friends and family connected over time.
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In Art+Feminism's public archive on Permanent, a folder titled Editathon 2023, containing photos and video from a Wikipedia editathon

Organizations

Tools designed for accessible digital archives and long-term preservation without the perpetual financial and technical burden.
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In the Sam Briggs' Family Archive on Permanent, the Archive Members modal, showing the two members of the archive: Sam Briggs, the archive owner, and Lydia Stone, who has the Manager access role

Photo Managers

For a team of one or a team of many, our features allow for collaborative archive creation and a seamless handoff process for finished projects.
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In the Walsh Family Archive, Permanent's integration with FamilySearch is used to import FamilySearch Memories into Permanent

Family Historians

Auto-generate archives and sync memories using our FamilySearch integration or invite others to help grow your archives for your shared ancestors, piecing together and preserving their stories.
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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Archive profiles in the Public Gallery are accessible to future generations.
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Legacy Planning Directives

Extensive control over how your digital materials will survive you.
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Robust Access Management

Safely collaborate with family members, friends or teammates.
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Upload Any File Type

Archive profiles in the Public Gallery are accessible to future generations.
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Your Data Free to Roam (coming in 2023)

SFTP access makes it easy to bulk upload and sync.
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End to End Preservation

Original files are never modified and all file metadata is preserved.
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Permanent works well with others.

FamilySearch

FamilySearch

Auto generate archives and sync memories for your entire tree.

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FamilySearch

Ponga

Your stories, shared privately in pictures, preserved.

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FamilySearch

TheirStory

Seamlessly record and preserve oral histories remotely.

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FamilySearch

hyperaudio

Stream, repurpose and preserve recorded conference content.

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FamilySearch

Internet Archive

Back up your records to archive.org whenever you Publish.

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FamilySearch

Collectionaire

Organize and share photos from anywhere in the cloud.

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Introducing the Permanent gallery

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A man standing in an outrigger canoe, using a pole to propel it through the water
Within a circle, a bird in flight and six horizontal black bars in the lower right portion of the circle
Person Archive

Hawai'i Lit Production Co.

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Several file folders; visible labels read "Black Panthers for Beginners", "Independence in Africa", "HEP C", "Intro to Sign Language", "HIV/AIDS", "Independence Mvmts", "Transgender Liberation", and "ACLU Rights of Prisoners"
A drawing of a man standing outside a gate in a fence topped with barbed wire. On his hat is the word "free".  A sign on the fence reads "Knowledge is Freedom". On the right side of the image is the Inside Books Project Logo
Group Archive

Inside Books Project

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A collage of black-and-white photos of people, including portraits and posed group pictures.
Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest
Organizational Archive

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Archive

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Three doors in the exterior of a white building. Wreaths hang between the doors. In front of the building, red letters spelling "Joy" are staked into the ground. A nativity scene is depicted inside the O.
A portrait of Lemuel Haynes
Organizational Archive

The Lemuel Haynes' Life In Granville, MA Archive

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A historical photo of 4 people standing in front of a house and behind a wooden fence
A 19th  century photograph of Tully McCrea Talbot
Organizational Archive

The Stray Family Memorabilia Archive

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A partial map of the state of Washington
Washington Jewish Museum
Organizational Archive

The Washington Jewish Memory Archive

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A black and white photograph of the street entrance to the Astoria Public Library - at the time known as the Astor Library. The sign near the entrance reads, "Astor Library". Behind the library there is a building that reads, "Hotel Waldorf".
Six people standing in front of a building, on which the words "Veterans Memorial" are partly visible
Organizational Archive

The Astoria Public Library Archive

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Photograph of the staff of Splinter Collective LLC posing for a staged group picture. Top Row (L to R): Sharkey; Angel; Rusty; Johanna. Bottom Row (L to R): Sam; Ryder; Raye; Nat; Monk; TC.
The Splinter Collective logo
Organizational Archive

The Splinter Collective Archive

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A forest in autumn
Nine black-and-white portrait photographs above the text "The Maine Genie"
Group Archive

The Maine Genealogy Archive

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Ella Mahagan playfully holds Lola (a friend from Samoa) with Rosemary, Ella Mae, and Hylton (Sonny) to her right. This picture was taken during a celebration at Jean and Flip's house.
Ella Mahagan plays the ukulele at her home on F Street.
Group Archive

The Pinson, Tarrant, Tuagilelagi Archive

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A timeline
The letters T and S, with the S wrapping around the stem of the T
Group Archive

The Tia Stenson Family History Archive

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Many soap box derby cars outside a building with a sign reading "Home of the World Famous Soap Box Derby"
A hat with a sticker reading "26th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby", a sweater with a patch reading "All American 36 Soap Box Derby", and a shirt with a patch reading "Champion Soap Box Derby 1963"
Group Archive

The Soap Box Derby Archive

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DNA Weekly
The Long Now Foundation
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