How to Create a New Archive

How to Create a New Archive


Your Permanent.org account allows you to create and manage an unlimited number of archives. Archives can represent any person, a whole family group, or an organization. Switch back and forth between them without needing to log out.

Creating a new archive

Navigate to your account menu in the right corner of your screen and select Archives.



In the new window that appears, select New Archive. Enter the name of your new archive. This is generally the name of the person, organization, or family that the archive will be about. You can go back and edit this name later in the archive's Public Profile.

Next, choose the type of archive: person, family, or organization. The type of archive determines some of the metadata fields in the archive's Public Profile and cannot be changed once the archive is created. 

A person archive represents an individual person, such as yourself or someone else. A family archive is any group of people, such as a community group or a family. An organization archive is an organizational entity such as a company or nonprofit. Learn more about archive types here.

The Connection field is optional and can be edited after the archive is created. You can choose a relationship type that associates the archive you're currently in to the archive you are creating. 



Once you are finished filling in the information, click Create New Archive. You will be taken to your new archive's My Files workspace. You can set the new archive as your default archive by following the instructions in this help article.


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