Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scanfest is Sunday 27th

Looks like Mr. Myrt and I will be driving home through ice and snow between St. George and Salt Lake City and will miss the Scanfest scheduled for tomorrow, 27 February 2011. (darn!) Here's part of the reminder notice from our hostess-with-the-mostess, Miriam Robbins Midkiff:
The February 2011 Scanfest will take place here at AnceStories this coming Sunday, February 27th, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

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.

To get started, you need to know the basics about scanning:

1. Don't use commercial glass cleaners (i.e. Windex) or paper towels to clean your scanner's glass plate. Use a soft, clean cloth, preferably microfiber. If you must use a liquid, use water sprayed directly onto the cloth  and make sure to let the plate dry thoroughly before placing photos or documents on it.
For more information visit . Miriam has six other suggestions for obtaining optimum scanning results. She also explains how to log in to the Scanfest chat room to talk in real time with others who are waiting for their scanners to complete that next pass.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out on Scanfest, Myrt! I'm sorry you won't be able to make it. Please have a safe drive home.

    For you and any others who might now be able to attend Scanfest in person, please note that the chat will be available for any reader to peruse at a later date!

    Read past Scanfests at