|Scan It & Share It: Digitization Projects for Your Society|
Digitizing isn't only being done by the "big" societies, and it doesn't take a huge financial commitment.
Gary Ward, President of the Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society, an FGS Member Society, shares how his small society became a beta tester for the Ancestry digitization project. But you don't have to be part of the project to get your society's collections digitized and indexed.
All you really need: a laptop, a digital camera with a tripod (or a scanner), some volunteers, and material that has some genealogical or historical value.
Not every digitized collection needs to be large, either. Your society may hold the key to breaking down someone's brick wall in its tiny collection! There may be school records, town council records, or other local records in danger of destruction (either by man-made or natural forces) that are just begging to be digitized.
Listen to the archived broadcast of "Scan It and Share It: Digitization Projects for Your Society" on the blogtalkradio My Society channel by FGS, or you can listen below:
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