ScanFest

It was really fun taking part in the ScanFest this morning!!!

What is Scanfest? It’s a time when geneabloggers, family historians, and family archivists meet online here at this blog to chat while they scan their precious family document and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring!

Scanfest is a great time to “meet” other genealogists, ask questions about scanning and preservation, and get the kick in the pants we all need on starting those massive scanning projects that just seem too overwhelming to begin.

It was held Sunday afternoon in USA which is Monday morning here.  I was up about 7:00am so I joined in.  Having never done this before I joined the chat for a while before I started scanning.  I don’t have much to scan at the moment just a few family photos from my childhood.  Here are some that I did.

My Dad holding me and my sister and brother in front.

My Grandma and my Aunty (definitely in the 70s)

My friend Christeen on the left and me on right
Some of the ScanFest participants talked about what feed readers they used and Google Reader seemed to be the most popular mainly because it’s online so can be accessed from anywhere.  I think I might give it a try.  There were also some good scanning tips discussed and the merits of various printers and scanners.

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