2967Family Papers Collection
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In about eight weeks the Family Papers Collection digitizing team from the
National Genealogical Society will arrive in Calgary. If you are planning
to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to have your priceless
collection of family documents, photographs, etc recorded on a CD at no cost
to you, now is the time to start preparing them for digitization. In order
to expedite matters every item to be digitized must be listed on a special
form prior to making your appointment. These forms plus more information on
the project are now available on the local Family Papers Collection website.
A link to this web site is available from the AFHS home page at
www.afhs.ab.ca , from the Family Roots 2004 web site when it becomes
available, or you can log on directly at www.mumford.ca/fpc/ .
The team will be in Calgary for a minimum of two weeks starting on October
4th. They will be presenting talks at the October 4th meeting of the AFHS,
at the Genealogical Computer Group (a SIG of the AFHS) meeting on October
9th and at Family Roots 2004 on October 16th. The October 4th talk will be
on the Family Papers Collection, the October 9th talk will be more technical
and focus on the use of cameras and scanners for genealogy. The Family
Roots talk is part of the seminar program and will be on the use of digital
cameras and scanners but is structured for the non-techie.
This visit by the FPC team is a joint presentation by the AFHS and the NGS.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the actual digitization work, primarily
in the non technical aspect of the process however volunteers familiar with
using digital cameras and scanners are most welcome. If you can spare a few
hours during the day and wish to volunteer or if you have any questions
concerning the Family Papers Collection, please contact Bill Mumford at
933-2881 (if no answer leave your phone number on the machine) or by email
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