There's really nothing so dreary as sitting and scanning all those old photos, documents, and other ancestral ephemera. It takes time, it's mindless, and just plain boring, but it's also a necessary part of preserving our precious family heirlooms. As family historians, we often are the ones who inherit the family papers and portraits, and we are entrusted with the citation, preservation and storage for future generations.
To make the task a little more interesting and fun, we invite you to join us next Sunday, March 25th, from noon 'til 2:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time. We will "meet" online via Windows Live Messenger. You will need to have a Messenger account, for which you can sign up and download for free here. Then send me an e-mail (see my profile in the right-hand menu). I'll add you to my contacts list and the Scanfest Group. Or you can search for me--Miriam Robbins Midkiff--to add me to your contacts list, if you have Windows Live Messenger already (my Messenger address will be at hotmail rather than gmail).
Last month, Lee, Jasia, and I met and had a great time scanning, chatting, and getting to know each other a little better. See my report here. We hope to see more of you this Sunday. You don't have to be a genea-blogger to join; just a love of family history and a willingness to chat with us about what you're scanning. See you then!
And, omigosh! I just went over to Jasia's blog to link it to this post, and saw she has the greatest Scanfest animation! How cool!