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.