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I hope that you're seeing that you can photograph the treasures that belong to your family without the need for a super fancy camera. Primarily, natural light works best, but a light box works wonders as well. What you can't fix on camera, can be fixed (to some degree) in a Photo Editor. And sometimes, you won't have to fix anything at all.
Go on, photograph the things that tell the story of your living relatives before things like this disappear when the relatives sift through someone's possessions after they pass out of this life.