Create a Permanent.org Account

Create a Permanent.org Account

Welcome to Permanent! We are excited that you are interested in learning more and joining our community. It's our goal to try to make it as easy as possible to get started, so if at any point you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at support@permanent.org, and we'd be happy to help.

Creating an account on Permanent.org is free, and you can create as many archives as you want with your Permanent account. 

To create an account on Permanent.org, visit our website at permanent.org, then click the Sign Up button in the top right of the screen or a Sign Up button on the page you are viewing.



You will be taken to a new screen, where you can enter your credentials to create an account. Enter your full name, your email, and create a password. Then, review the terms and check the box to confirm that you have read and agreed with the terms. If you wish to join our newsletter, check the box that reads "Send me occasional updates via email." You can also join our newsletter here.



Once you have signed up for your Permanent.org account, you will be taken to your first archive, which has automatically been created for you. Your first archive is a Person archive and is named after your full name. Your archive represents you, and you can use it to store your cherished memories and files that you wish to preserve. If you need to create additional archives that represent other people, groups, or organizations, learn more about creating archives here.

You will also receive an email welcoming you to Permanent with additional information. To learn more about your new account and archive, take a look the Getting Started section of our Knowledge Base and the "Tour of Your New Permanent Account and Archive" article.

We are currently making some changes to the way new members create their account and their first archive in an effort to make getting started on Permanent easier. If you encounter other steps not included in this article, that is normal and expected. Please reach out to us at support@permanent.org if you have any questions or concerns.


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