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Father sharing a digital file with his son.

Portable Document Format, or PDF, is the most popular standard for electronic records. PDF digital files contain graphics, searchable text, and other types of rich media. Accessible on any device, you likely use PDF files from your home, work, or mobile device.

Searchable Archive

Many PDF files contain multiple pages of valuable text. You can search for a particular word, or string of words, within most PDF documents. This saves you valuable time, but this option gets even better. By putting all your searchable PDF files in one digital container, you can search for a specific word across multiple PDF files contained in one folder. Now, put that folder on a cloud server and you’ve made this capability available to your entire family or working group.


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Delivery guaranteed by required signature.

Everyone enjoys receiving home delivery. Criminals do too. From “porch pirates” to texting scams, you need to employ diligence to stay safe in today’s cyber-driven economy. Good news! You’ll never have delivery problems when using Heirloom.

Porch Pirates

Doorbell cameras have helped to cut down on porch pirates. Local police have also taken notice. However, the best defense is to remove the criminal’s opportunity by not having unattended packages visible from public access. Request a vendor make delivery on a day you expect someone to be home, or request shipment to an alternate location, like your work address.

Catching porch pirates.

Attended Pickups and Deliveries

Heirloom ensures full accountability of your memories. Whether within our digitization facility or in transit, your order is always secure. Pickups by the United Parcel Service must be in person and you’ll always receive a real-time receipt. This can be from the convenience of your home or work location, or by dropping off at one of nearly 5,000 UPS Store® locations. The returned order will be delivered by your postal carrier who must receive your signature in person. If not home during a delivery attempt, your carrier will leave a note to pickup from your local post office at a time convenient for you. …


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The MP3 is a widely popular format for digital audio. It is playable on any computer operating system and can be streamed through the internet. It’s possible to store thousands of hours of MP3 audio to a single flash drive smaller than your thumb.


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Heirloom is all about connections. We connect you with your photos, videos, and other cherished memories. With cloud technology, we better connect families by providing shared access to these treasures. But we also believe in connecting disadvantaged adults to rewarding employment. That’s why every digitizing order in 2020 generates a $10 donation to the Madison House Autism Foundation.

What is Autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication. There are helpful therapies, but no known cure. Autistic individuals present a spectrum of behaviors, sometimes favoring repetitive actions. Some on the spectrum have exceptional levels of perception, attention, and memorization. However, autistic adults in the United States suffer from 80% unemployment, often because of their limited connections to the neurotypical world.

What is Madison House?

The mission of the Madison House Autism Foundation is to create awareness of the lifespan challenges of autistic adults and their families. This includes finding, developing, and promoting the solutions that allow adults with autism to make choices, live as independently as possible, hold jobs, feel connected to their communities, and become participating members of our society. …


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Icon for an MP4 digital video

The MP4 is a widely popular format for digital video. It is playable on any computer operating system and can be streamed through the internet. It’s possible to store hundreds of hours of MP4 video to a single flash drive smaller than your thumb.


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The safest way to ship your memories!

Preserving your priceless memories is fast and safe using Heirloom’s Secure Transfer Kit! The kit ships to your door with everything you need. Now, digitizing is easy as 1–2–3!

1. Buy the Kit

At only $29.99, this entire system will cost less than one-way retail shipping costs from most carriers! The Secure Transfer Kit is a sturdy media box, all required packing materials, and a paid UPS shipping label already applied to the box. Purchase of a kit includes hand sorting of media at Heirloom’s facility, digital samples of your media, an exact price quote for digitization, and the return shipping of your original memories.

2. Fill the Box

Even if unsure, put everything in the Secure Transfer Kit for a free quote. We recommend taking a digital picture of the contents so you remember all you sent. Enclose your memories in the waterproof pouches and secure with zip ties. Use just what you need of the environmentally safe (starch) packing peanuts and discard the rest. Lastly, seal with the security tape and initial over the seam. …


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Grandmother Sharing Memories on the Cloud

First, it was old video reels, then a transfer to VHS cassettes, and later conversion to DVDs! Will outdated media ever stop? Here are the top five reasons to move your family memories to the cloud.

1. Your Loved Ones

Your memories are priceless and deserve preservation. Have you properly secured your family’s cherished photos and videos? Barring a loss to a disaster like a fire, flood, or storm, do your heirs even know the media exists? One of the most effective habits of highly effective people is to “Begin with the end in mind.” Without sounding morbid, what will your children, grandchildren, and other heirs think as they comb through dusty boxes of old memories after your death? Instead, might they prefer you share them today in a way that the whole family can enjoy, together? …


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Pile of VHS tapes before digitizing

We’re often asked how long it takes to digitize VHS memories. The answer… it depends. More importantly, who is doing the digitizing?

The Inescapable Truth

No matter who is doing the digitizing, capturing VHS signal is done in real-time. Therefore, a two-hour video takes at least two hours to digitize. One machine plays the tape, while another captures the signal into a digital format. Most VHS cassettes hold up to six hours of signal, so good digitizers will play through the entire tape (six hours) to ensure they don’t miss an important video event later in the tape.

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Weber Family Homecoming in 2005

It’s Called Military ‘Service’

Veterans know how to serve. They’re defined by their selfless military duty. Many risk their lives and deploy to hostile areas in defense of their country. Service members leave behind spouses, children, and their favorite possessions. They join forces to serve a cause much greater than their own desires. Some never return, many return with physical and mental wounds, but veterans never regret fighting for the freedoms that define their nation.

Heirloom is a Business Operated by Veterans

The veteran culture defines Heirloom. We embrace the concept of service above self. We’ve been granted a sacred trust and we safeguard valuable assets. We run to the problem instead of pushing it aside. We take calculated risks when they lead to a greater good. We accept responsibility for our actions. We hold team members accountable. …


Are you cut off from the past? Are there barriers to enjoying your old photos, videos, and other cherished memories? Does outdated technology keep you from reliving the good times with your family?

Remember this scene from Christmas Vacation in 1989?

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Don’t be cut off like Clark Griswold this Christmas. Put your memories on the cloud so the whole family can enjoy from any device. With Heirloom, remembering just got easier!

It all starts with digitizing your old memories into a portable digital format. Good news, Heirloom accepts all media! Video reels (like the Griswold’s 8mm), printed photos, VHS cassettes, photo albums, Beta tapes, scrapbooks, 35mm slides, audio tapes, and even transferring data from outdated DVDs, CDs, and floppy disks! …

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