Sunday, March 30, 2008

Another Great Scanfest!

Well it didn't get as wild and crazy as the last session, but I always have a good time when Miriam over at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors hosts Scanfest.

Usually held on the last Saturday of each month, it offers an opportunity to converse and kibbitz with like minded family historians using an instant messaging program like MSN Messenger. While some might think we have too much fun and don't get any scanning done, truth be told I got quite a bit done. Not so much scanning but I finally was able to tag and add comments to many photos I scanned over the past few Scanfests.

If you've not attended, think about joining the gang next time. Also, Miriam will be hosting some mini-sessions this Tuesday and Thursday while she is on Spring Break. Get more info here.

I won't be able to make it next month (it is Greek Orthodox Easter on April 27th) but here is why I try to attend: I always learn something new, even after working on my family's genealogy for over ten years. With all the new technology available, I'm not able to keep up with it on my own - it really helps to hear what others are up to. We discussed indexing for Family Search, proper scanning techniques, how to scan text documents vs. photos, as well as silly subjects such as snow, what was for lunch and bathing suits. A big round of applause to Miriam and everyone else who attended today!


Miriam said...

Thanks for getting the word out about Scanfest, Thomas! We always enjoy having you join us.

Apple said...

Sorry I missed it!