Digitizing Your Family History Collections
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.
- 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.