SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, millions of pieces of family history are lost to a natural disaster or just disintegrate as old film, tape, paper photos and documents fail to withstand the test of time. Meanwhile, other memories created with yesterday's technology might no longer be able to be viewed as computers no longer have Floppy Disk Drives or SCSI ports, and now even displaying popular Flash based content can be a challenge. This new digital preservation service will help solve both problems – and many other issues you probably wouldn't have thought of. "Gen-Ark ™ is the first company to truly solve the major issues families face when trying to make sure current and future generations will be able to enjoy their rich family history," said Peter Schmitt, CEO of Gen-Ark (short for Generational Archiving). Gen-Ark helps preserve all your digital content as well as any content that can be digitized (Photos, videos, audio, documents, letters, newspapers and paintings). Gen-Ark perpetually cares for all the sentimental content that represents your family history so that it can be enjoyed by current and future family members. Gen-Ark provides a secure, private, long-term online storage and archiving environment to preserve, share and enjoy your family content. "We are passionate about helping families preserve as much of their history and values as possible because we know how important it is that every child have the opportunity to learn about their family and their family's values so that they feel connected and supported by their roots as they try to navigate an increasingly complex world," he said. "Imagine the joy on your great-great-great grandchildren's faces as they browse pictures and videos or hear audio files and read documents about you and your life, and that of your parents and grandparents," he said.