Sunday, February 25, 2007

February Scanfest Report

Today was the first ever Genealogy Bloggers Scanfest, and I'm happy to report that a fun, productive time was had by all. I was joined at 12 p.m. PST by Lee and Jasia for a couple of hours of scanning and group chatting via Windows Live Messenger. We talked about our scanning projects: Lee was scanning ancestral tintypes, which sadly were not labeled; Jasia was scanning reproductions of old family photos from her mother-in-law's lines; and I was scanning a family record book my great-grandparents filled out with genealogical information.

While we worked, we chatted about preservation, scanners, photograph types, the responsibilities of being the "family archivist," blogging, our families, and even what we were making for dinner! It was a great way to connect with each other, and I look forward to doing it again!

The next scheduled Scanfest will be Sunday, March 25th, again from noon to 2:00 p.m., PST. We hope you'll join us! E-mail me at kidmiff AT gmail DOT c o m to be added to our chat list.


Apple said...

Sounds like fun, sorry I missed it.

Thanks for the Repository of Primary Sources link!

Susan Kitchens said...

hey there. Thanks for taking up the initiative with this. As for me, I'm game to make the scheduled time period longer (and am willing to hang out and be present the whole time) I've been looking into how to host a voice chat (using voiceoverIP on the Gizmo project and/or call in to conference call), and am getting ready to announce it. Having a longer "open house" style chat time is cool. An online friend hosted a phone conference all day among blog friends, it was fun... (I must say, i like that you have it in Pacific Time Zone!)

er, I guess if I were to do it in Windows Live Messenger, I'd have to see if I could even use that. I'm an AIM/ichat person myself... They should ALL be compatible with one another, dag nabbit! ;)