We will meet quarterly, on average, and over time hope to include various topics, including a) resources for performing genealogy (e.g., online search tools, local archives), b) the skills and equipment frequently used in genealogy research (scanners, cameras, oral interviews), and c) the various ways of preserving and presenting our results (e.g., posters, books, videos). To the extent time and space permit, we hope to provide a workshop at temple, to include computer terminals, a copy stand, and various slide and film scanners, for those who would like to access and enjoy those tools.
No materials or experience required. Just a past that you hope to explore.
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Past Group Events
Pencil in the evening of Wednesday, October 16, from 6-7:30 pm, for our visit to the Wescott library.
As we have seen, many, if not all of you, have old photos, negatives, or slides, as well as albums, tapes, films, etc. that you would love to have copied, transferred or preserved in permanent, e.g., digital form. The librarian (Anne Friederichs) that runs the iLAB at the Wescott Library in Eagan has offered to host our group for a session to learn about the resources that the lab provides for use in researching and preserving genealogy information and images.
In addition to having computers and access to genealogy and other databases, the lab includes hands-on access to equipment and workstations such as:
scanning photos and slides
digital conversion (e.g., VHS or 8mm film to video)
audio production studio – creating oral histories
video production studio
Interested in joining this group? Contact the Group Leader.
Write to group leader Phil Goldman to ask questions, get involved, join the group, suggest an event, or something else!