Historical Context

People don't exist in isolation. Families and organizations don't either – they're comprised of many individual people, all existing together.

That's why every Permanent Archive has a profile, members and relationships to provide important context.

  • Profile – This is archive-level metadata that uniquely identifies the person, family, or organization represented by the archive for disambiguation and historical context.

  • Members – These are other account holders that are designated to have controlled access to collaborate on building the archive by curating, contributing, editing, or viewing all files contained within the archive.

  • Relationships – These are other archives that have been identified to have a relationship to an archive – a family tree, community map or organizational roster.