A Not Forgotten® time capsule is a gift unlike any other. It's an experience.
Its like a photo album or scrapbook you create.....only this time, the memories won’t fade or be lost.
Capture your story..... Photos, videos, documents and digitized memories brought together easily and elegantly, protected in dry vaults for up to 300 years, opened on the date you choose. A unique and timeless gift that keeps on giving, for generations.
“NotForgotten’s Digital Time Capsule is a Scrapbook that Will Live for Centuries”
- Fortune Herald
“Artificial Intelligence Meets Blockchain to Put New Spin on the Traditional Time Capsule”
- TG Daily
“New personal archiving enables users to create a lasting legacy through a digital time capsule and preserve it using blockchain for up to 300 years”
- International Business Times
“Unexpected things can happen. I was going to write my son a letter every year, but this is better”
YOUR TIME CAPSULE IS WAITING.
GENERATIONS OF ENJOYMENT ARE WAITING
✔ Includes the use of the NotForgotten storytelling tools and app to record your message or tell your story. Guides, templates, teleprompters all help create a quality film
Upgrade Tip: Want incredible convenience or exceptional quality? We will film and professionally edit your feature story)
✔ Includes 2GB of digital storage. Videos, sketches, recipes, voicemails, letters, military records, family documentation, children’s art... anything you like! 2GB means you can store plenty! 500 photos? No problem! (Upgrade tip: 20GB Memory Box is available for the mega users and collectors)
✔ THREE layers of mapping included with premium range time capsules, which means your time capsule will not be lost or forgotten
your time capsule record added to the Worldcat library catalog
a record of your time capsule attached to your family history
your record added to the International Time capsule Register
and for all “hire-a-pro” capsules, your time capsule is recorded on the blockchain
✔ Includes 300 years of storage in dry vaults in the USA. Archived to world-class standards, cared for by the Digital Preservation Trust giving you peace of mind for lifetimes.
✔ Includes choosing the opening date for your capsule - celebrate a reunion, an anniversary, or deliver a message on a date
✔Includes : a creative, practical and easy was to create lifetimes of enjoyment
“I regret not doing it for my dad, and my mom has early onset Alzheimer’s, now I’m doing mine so my sons will have one of me. No matter what happens.”
Richie Murray : Nashville, Tennessee
JUST IMAGE IF YOU COULD....
⏳ FEEL COMPLETELY CONFIDENT YOUR STORY WILL BE THERE, SAFE, inspiring others for generations.
⏳ ACTUALLY FEEL RELIEVED (instead of overwhelmed) THAT YOU HAVE ALL YOUR MEMORABILIA IN ONE PLACE and know they will always be there for you. All your - documents, video, photos, social media, and more ....safe, together.
⏳ SIT BACK AND WATCH YOUR OWN LIFETIME SERIES - VIGNETTES OF THE STOPS & STATIONS OF YOUR LIFE. Starting with your baby capsule. Then binge watch the ones you filmed every ten years OR How about watching an annual message from yourself every year for fifty years?
⏳ INTRODUCE YOUR GRANDMA TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN, IN FIFTY YEARS TIME
⏳ BRING YOUR FAMILY TREE TO LIFE, AND KEEP YOUR WHOLE STORY IN ONE PLACE, SUBSCRIPTION FREE. Share your story, save your research. One for every living member of your family tree
⏳ HAVE THE LAST WORD ON YOUR OWN LIFE. Share your story, save your messages and decide when each will be "opened"
⏳ HAVE A REUNION EVERY TENS YEARS TO OPEN A TIME CAPSULE with your college friends or your wedding party - make a college capsule, a family capsules, a wedding capsule and
⏳ ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THAT ONE PRECIOUS VIDEO IS: NOT LOST OR FORGOTTEN so you’ll never lose valuable family history documents or video footage of all your most special moments.
⏳ NEVER FORGET THE WAY YOUR CHILDREN ARE TODAY. Your children change before your eyes, so fast. That’s why these memories are the sweetest of all. Create your child’s personal Time Capsule and gift it to them on a special birthday in the future. Whether it’s the little lessons they learned, their favorite things, their view of their future selves, or simply the innocent goofing around. Imagine if you could keep their story alive in a NotForgotten® Time Capsule for many generations of your family to enjoy
⏳ SAFEGUARD A MESSAGE OR STORY IN SECRET FOR DECADES UNTIL ITS READY TO BE RELEASED ON THE DATE YOU CHOOSE.
“I want to leave a timestamp on where I am in my life right now. In years to come we can reflect on how things have changed.”
Ciaran Young, Manchester
“It was certainly an amazing day for my father to reminisce his entire life over a virtual connection with a soft soul. You made that happen for my father and his life has been enriched yet again . The experience was pleasurable and seamless…everyone did a GREAT job!"
JUST LIKE TRADITIONAL TIME CAPSULES, EXCEPT NOT IN THE DIRT
Creating a time capsule doesn't have to be hard work. Our easy-to-follow process and step-by-step "how to" demo videos will make getting your time capsule complete easier than you ever thought possible.
1.SAVE STORIES, RECORD HISTORY
Rich Story Telling Features
Like traditional time capsules, ours are used to tell a story. Except our storytelling features offer a far greater variety of ways to tell a story. Use the app to film a story or a message. Want a high quality film? Hire a pro to help you. Is your story told through 1000s of photos? Add up to 20GB of documents, sketches, voicemails, emails, art, videos.
2. SET AN OPENING DATE
Monitored and activated. Never forgotten
Most time capsules are forgotten. Have a message you want opened on a special date in the next 50 years? Want to have a reunion of your college group in 20 years? Open your wedding capsule on your 40th anniversary? Gift a baby capsule on their 21st? NotForgotten time capsules are monitored and opened on the correct date
3. BURY IT
Stored in a dry, high security vault!
Most traditional time capsules rot and corrode. If digital media is stored in a capsule - it corrupts, and the technology to replay it becomes obsolete. Notforgotten has a unique system to protect your data from dat rot, and to keep the technology relevant
4. REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT IT
Mapped in a library - never lost.
Most traditional time capsules are lost or stolen. NotForgotten time capsules use family history to link your time capsule to it. Then it is mapped on the international registry of Time Capsules. Longer life time capsules are given unique library cards and blockchain records to make extra sure they aren't lost.
5. DO IT AGAIN
Annual message? Lifetime series?
Bringing multiple generations of a family tree to life? Doing one at every one of life's major milestones? Recording an annual message?
Bring more celebrations to life!
Be part of telling the stories future generations can enjoy!
“I think it’s a great gift to my kids and their kids... to be able to preserve a history of who we are.”
Catalina Restrepo Houston, Texas
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY TIME CAPSULE IF YOU GO OUT OF BUSINESS?
Your time capsule has been transferred into the holdings of the NotForgotten library, which is entirely separate from the commercial company. The trust fund is overseen by archivists and librarians who use the fund to periodically update the technology of your archive and make sure your time capsule is available for the time.
I HAVE A COLLECTION OF ART - HOW DO I PRESERVE IT IN A TIME CAPSULE?
There are very limited options to preserving physical items for centuries:
A museum/gallery/library may be willing to take your collection;
Your family can pass it down and preserve the goods in a particular environment;
You must make provisions for a trust.
Or there's another way.....digitalize them in a high quality way. Hire a videographer (Concierge time capsule) and tell the story of your collection whilst filming it and photographing it. By special request the library will consider creating a personal collection for artists / musicians / authors.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CARDS?
DIY capsules can be delivered via post, or as e-gifts. For e-gifts - pick the day and we will send it.
Hire-a-pro gift certificates can be purchased, which you need to print out.
WHY WOULDN'T I JUST BURY MY TIME CAPSULE?
Buried and home made time capsules have 90% chance of being lost, forgotten, or stolen. Notforgotten has layers and layers of technology designed to prevent this from happening.
I DON'T WANT TO DO A VIDEO STORY FOR MY TIME CAPSULE, CAN I STILL DO A TIME CAPSULE
No problem - plenty of options to get creative here. What about filming a picture and doing a voice recording? Our 300 year capsules allow you to skip video altogether and go straight to uploading documents. Memory boxes are primarily designed for serious storage (think 500 photos)
HOW WILL SOMEONE IN 50 YEARS, 150 YEARS OR 300 YEARS GET MY TIME CAPSULE?
The library (funded by the Trust) will publish information on its public platform how to request and retrieve a time capsule. You would need to have one of the unique references associated with a time capsule - a GEDCOM UUID, a blockchain hash, a library reference, etc and pay a minor retrieval fee to the library.
THE PERSON I'M GIVING A TIME CAPSULE TO ISN'T GOOD WITH TECHNOLOGY, CAN THEY GET HELP?
First, making a time capsule is EASY. Some people just upload a few photos and videos, and put in their basic information which links them to their capsule. Others hire a professional and create beautiful masterpieces accompanied by art and literature and twelve generations of family history. The app really is simple to use, and there is always the option of upgrading and hiring a pro "time traveler" to do a story virtually for you or your loved one if they feel challenged. If all else fails - hire a "personal assistant" from NotForgotten who will do everything possible to build your time capsule.
HOW WILL MY FUTURE FAMILY MEMBERS KNOW I MADE A TIME CAPSULE?
There are a number of ways your time capsule can be found:
Your asset certificate which you added to your will.
Searching the worlds library records (held in Worldcat)
Searching family history records (places like Ancestry)
Searching on the blockchain
Searching in the international time capsule registry
HOW WILL SOMEONE WATCH MY VIDEO IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS TIME
The Digital Preservation Trust is tasked with caring for the tapes and archives. They will update the technology so it can be "read" by whatever technology is relevant at the time - even if its a grain of salt!
IS MY SECRET REALLY SECRET, WILL MY CAPSULE BE PRIVATE?
Everything becomes after 50 years. Otherwise it will remain 'buried" and
inaccessible until the opening date YOU choose
WHAT IS DATA ROT AND HOW IS DATA ROT PREVENTED?
Memories die when photos turn brown, lines streak across videos, photos "corrupt", videos warp and CDs fail. This is data rot - digital data decays too. Save your photos and videos from corrupting, rotting, or corroding over time. World-class archiving methods preserve your story and protect your precious memories from data rot. Leave your descendants a treasure trove to cherish safe in climate-controlled vaults, cared for by a Digital Preservation Trust. Technology will be updated and audits performed to ensure your memories are safe.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO STORIES ON "ANCESTRY"?
We are a library and we PRESERVE your time capsules to strict archiving standards. That means no data rot will corrupt your story, we keep multiple copies in multiple places on multiple mediums.
You don't have to depend on a company to stay in business, your capsule is in a library and protected by a Trust.
We provide significantly more space and allow all different kinds of media - including 20GB of video.
We provide wonderful creative tools and talented videographers to film amazing stories.
We will keep a family secret until you decide it can be revealed. (tip : we think the best way is to use both time capsules and family history tools in tandem)
As well as being in family history records our time capsules are recorded on the blockchain, and in the library so they are far less likely to be lost
You pay only once, and are not bound to a subscription.
“I have been researching my family tree for years, and even made a book to leave to my kids. This tool will really help bring it to life, beyond the vital records and faded photos”
Heather Gane, South Africa
“I already find myself looking back and wishing I knew what I know now…and that’s only after two years [at college]. Could you imagine giving yourself advice 20–30 years from now? What about your kid? How cool would it be to give them advice from an actual college student perspective rather than trying to convince them you were once cool?”
Mallory G, Miami USA