Monday, March 31, 2014

Scanning basics

Here is a short article on the basics of scanning, published by Mike Ashenfelder on the Library of Congress website. Purpose: "helping people create the best possible digitization of their photos and documents for preservation". 

Thanks to ResearchBuzz again for directing us to this article.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Genealogy Society of Hernando County

Some highlights from Links and Bridges, the GSHC newsletter:

The 37th Annual Conference of the Florida State Genealogical Society will be held at the Hilton University of Florida  Conference Center on March 28-30. Keynote speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke, producer and host of the Genealogy Gems podcast.  Click here for the brochure.

Judy G. Russell, certified genealogist and well-known lecturer, will speak at the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society seminar in Lakeland on April 12th. Go to the Society's website for details.

The New England Historical Society now has a blog, Vita Brevis , featuring genealogy news, short essays, and posts on research methods.

This month's issue of Links and Bridges contains more interesting and helpful information and is  available for reading at the Main and West branches of the library. The society is always welcoming new members. Meetings are at 10 a.m. each third Friday, at the LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road, Brooksville. Contact  Bunny Ryczek, 352-515-5294.

Monday, March 3, 2014

YouTube

YouTube is home to a large collection of videos on genealogy. Kenneth Marks' "Ancestor Hunt"
channel is a good one. We found among other things a video on using Google's news archive to search newspapers.
You can use your webcam, smart phone or video camera to create your own videos on YouTube.
For more professional looking videos, the library has Creation Stations at both the Spring Hill and West Hernando branches. 

Ellis Island Research

The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is  here  .