THE GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON’S
Wednesday Evening E-News
28 October 2015
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YD@W…What’s Happening to My Donation Money?
Your Donations At Work (YD@W)
This week, we’re featuring the following accessibility and preservation tools that were made possible by your donations and ongoing support: •Microfilm and Microfiche Scanner! Finally. A way to not only search through and view the GFO’s massive microfilm and microfiche collections (see our Oregon Donation Land Claims, for example), but to save scanned copies of the records. Thanks to the generosity of our members and others, we were able to purchase this wonderful tool. Come give it a spin! But please beware, the GFO cannot be held responsible for any addictive or compulsory microfilm researching you may experience as a result.
•Flatbed Patron’s Scanner! What a wonderful way to scan and share some of those family photos and letters that you know are not being seen or even remembered among the dusts of your attic. The flatbed scanner is located in the Research Area, and is free for members and guests to scan and save and/or email copies of their personal family history treasures. For more information about preserving family photos and manuscripts, the GFO encourages you to visit the Library of Congress and the National Archives websites on these topics! Continue reading