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Digitizing Your Family History Collections

Seminar
Online
July 23, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
Access course materials starting July 15
$85
Rachel Adams
Sally Benny
Chloe Jones
Amanda Opalenik
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Digitizing your family history papers and collections is an incredibly worthwhile project: it can help you in your ongoing research, prolong the life of these resources and your research, and provide an accessible format that can be shared with family members, fellow researchers, and generations to come. If you have binders and bins full of genealogical notes or are the repository of your family’s photographs, scrapbooks, and other heirlooms, this project may seem insurmountable. In this online workshop, our experts will demonstrate best practices to plan, scan, and manage your digitization project at home.

Topics include:

  • Planning your digitization project
  • Selecting appropriate hardware and equipment
  • Scanning and photographing various items
  • File management
  • Basic image editing

This course includes more than three hours’ worth of pre-recorded instruction and demonstrations, access to handouts and other materials, and a 90-minute live Q&A panel with the instructors. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to a recording on the course webpage.

Digital Strategy and Communications
Rachel Adams
Rachel coordinates the web teams volunteers in scanning and indexing material that goes on the database.
Research and Library Services
Sally Benny
Digitization
Preservation
Metadata
Sally Benny manages the American Ancestors Digital Library & Archives website and is responsible for digitizing manuscripts and arranging and describing born-digital archives.
Digital Strategy and Communications
Chloe Jones
New England
Native American
Areas of expertise: colonial New England, Native American studies, and archival collections
Digital Strategy and Communications
Amanda Opalenik