Friday, August 24, 2007

Scanfest is Coming!

This Sunday, August 26th, is my last before I head back to work for the school year. It's also Scanfest day! From 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, I'll be on Windows Live Messenger, available to chat with anyone else who would like to join me to scan, tag, file, or sort their precious family documents and photographs.

I've gotten quite a bit scanned over the last few months since we've started this event. I started off with the Family Record Book of my great-grandparents, John Martin HOEKSTRA and Lillian Fern STRONG, then worked on the journal of my grandfather, Adrian DeVRIES. Lately, I've been scanning my wedding photos for an eventual Wedding Memory Book to be published by MemoryPress. I think it will make a nice keepsake for my kids when I finally get it done.

Seems like no matter how much I get scanned, there's always a huge pile waiting...this even though I haven't ordered many records this year (my focus this year has been more on documenting and citing what I do have, rather than obtaining more). I'll bet you've got piles of photos and documents that need scanning, too! Won't you join me? (P.S. You don't have to be a blogger!)

Here are the details:
You'll need a Hotmail or Gmail account, and Windows Live Messenger downloaded to your computer (Mac users go here to download Microsoft Messenger for Mac). Although WLM states that it is compatible with Yahoo! e-mail accounts, we have had difficulty adding Yahoo! users to our chat conversations. Once you have gotten set up, send me an e-mail (see my profile in the right-hand menu) and I'll add you to our chat list. You'll receive an invitation message from me in the e-mail account that you've set up for Messenger, and will need to verify that I can add you as a contact. My Messenger account is identical to my Gmail account, except that it's "".

If you have any questions, be sure to e-mail me (again, see my profile for that address). See you Sunday!


Lee said...

I am so sorry I missed it.

We visited with some friends Saturday night, and came home with a truckload of fleas, I kid you not. We worked all day trying to rid the truck of the pests, and then I spent the evening at the grocery store and later cooking. We didn't eat Sunday dinner until 8pm!

It was at about that time that I realized I missed scanfest.

Miriam Robbins said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about your pesky--or should I say, "pest-y"--troubles, Lee!

We'd love to have you next time, Sunday, September 30, from 11 AM - 2 PM, PDT.