Create. Share. Preserve.

Build living archives for yourself, your family, or your community. Secure your legacy.

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Be remembered for who you are.

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.
Assign a Legacy Contact to notify Permanent in the event of your passing.
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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


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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Permanent works for you.

Preservation, Not Profit.

Backed by a mission‑driven, cultural heritage not for profit organization.
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Grow at Your Own Pace.

Pay for the storage you need, when you need it and never lose it.
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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Archive profiles in the Public Gallery are accessible to future generations.
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No Recurring Fees.

Storage fees are only charged once: $10 per gigabyte of storage.
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Triple‑Redundant Copies

Multi‑provider, multi‑region, multi‑tier commercial cloud storage.
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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

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.



Auto generate archives and sync memories for your entire tree.

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Your stories, shared privately in pictures, preserved.

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Seamlessly record and preserve oral histories remotely.

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Stream, repurpose and preserve recorded conference content.

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Internet Archive

Back up your records to whenever you Publish.

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Organize and share photos from anywhere in the cloud.

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Introducing our Public Archive Spotlight

Discover how others are curating their story with Permanent.
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Resources for Organizing and Digitizing Your Materials

Getting started with organizing and digitizing your materials can be a challenge. Do you feel overwhelmed by pulling all your materials together and organizing them? Do you have lots of…
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Data Transfer Improvements

Over the past few months at Permanent, we’ve made it possible to transfer data and storage in some new ways.…
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Legacy Planning is HERE!

We are so excited to share our newest feature, Legacy Planning, with you!…
A pop up dialog over a Permanent archive for legacy planning. It reads manage the Legacy Plan for this archive

Five Things We’ve Learned About Legacy Planning

A vital part of’s original manifesto and long term plan includes creating a way for members to determine how their digital legacy on will be managed beyond their…
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Love (Meta)Data with

Every year during the week of Valentine’s Day, universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, corporations and individuals join together to celebrate Love Data Week, an international celebration of data. At Permanent,…
An early 20th century photo of the Paxman-Moody family, above: "The Paxman-Moody Archive"

Sharing & Connecting Over Family Treasures with Lynn Busath

We are excited to shine the community spotlight on Lynn Busath, genealogist and creator of the Paxman – Moody Archive on Permanent.…
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Prepare a Shared Folder for Your Next Special Occasion

Preparing for an upcoming celebration with is as simple as setting the table for your family and friends. Shared folders are a safe and secure way to gather and…
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Writing Software That is Built to Last

We’re taking a moment to shine a spotlight on Liam Lloyd, our Senior Software Engineer.…
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Archive in the Moment with the Share to Permanent Mobile Feature

It can be a challenge to find the time to preserve the files that make up your digital legacy. Now, ensuring that those memories are preserved only takes a few…
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Enhancing Family Photos with Metadata

The Family History Metadata Working Group (FHMWG),, is a collaboration between leaders in the family history software industry. We are working together to improve the process of preserving critical…

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Internet Archive
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DNA Weekly
The Long Now Foundation