Washington State Archives
Preserve and Digitize Over-sized Items Workshop
October is Archives Month and that means we have something great in store for you! Preservation is our specialty and we want to show you how to do it at home with your over-sized items, such as posters, panoramic photos, maps, certificates, diplomas, and more. We’re going to get hands-on! This won’t just be Power Point slides. Digital Projects Archivists Mary Hammer and Maggie Cogswell will get out old, tightly rolled items, show you how to flatten and scan them, then store for archival preservation. Everything we are going to show you will be relevant and replicate at home.
Attendees will get a preservation starter kit! Bring your own over-sized item — there will be Q&A, and chances to share and show off.
Plus, we are going to have a guest speaker from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
10:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.: Preserving and digitizing over-sized items with Digital Projects Archivists Mary Hammer and Maggie Cogswell. They are going to demonstrate how to preserve and digitize your private collections with the actual equipment we use.
12:30 — 1:00 p.m.: Lunch break (there are nearby eateries, or you may bring a lunch – we have a fridge)
1:00 — 2:00 p.m.: Guest speaker Conor Casey, the Labor Archivist from UW, will share about the collections at the university’s archives, and activism in Washington.
10-06-2018 10:00 AM
10-06-2018 02:00 PM
1129 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Join us for an exhibit opening Thursday, September 13th, Capitol Building, Olympia
Program at 3:00 p.m., State Reception Room
Reception to follow, Office of the Secretary of State
Legacy Washington explores the lives of Washingtonians caught up in one of the most tumultuous years in world history. 1968 changed us in ways still rippling through our society a half-century later.
1968: The Year That Rocked Washington is a series of online stories and an exhibit at the Washington State Capitol that documents remarkable Washingtonians during a historic year. The experiences of these Washingtonians invite visitors to think critically about the monumental year and the changes they made.
Join the conversation as we unveil our newest exhibit. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with program starting at 3 p.m. and a reception immediately following in the Office of the Secretary of State.
For fans of “Genealogy Roadshow”, Olympia’s own version called “Ask the Experts” from Puget Sound Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists is coming Saturday October 27 to the Olympia Center, 222 N Columbia ST from 10 am to 2 pm. By registering BEFORE September 22 with only the $20 Olympia Genealogical Society member registration fee at www.OlyGenSoc.org you, too, can ASK THE EXPERTS.
JOYCE OGDEN PUBLICITY
Joyce T. Ogden
Dear Local Society,
As you may have already heard, the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society’s Research Library, housed in the Aberdeen Museum of History, was one of the victims of a devastating fire on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The 3-alarm fire destroyed most of the first and second floors of the historic Armory Building, which was built in 1922.
Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire so we are unable to get inside the building, but are preparing for the worst: the loss of our entire library holdings. We had recently completed a conversion of the library to emphasize Grays Harbor County (and its predecessor Chehalis County), and were enormously proud of our extensive collection of now-defunct Whiteside and Elerding funeral records and obituary records, dating back as far as the late 1800s.
I am asking for your help. We are scrambling to find another location and have begun the task of re-gathering our collections. While many of our holdings were digitized or are available in other locations, we are still looking to gather Grays Harbor-related records, photographs, documents, maps, and books. If you or your society have any Grays Harbor-related materials, we would love to have copies or donation. We are hoping to rebuild our holdings to be the “go-to shop” for family researchers in Grays Harbor.
Alternatively, anyone wishing to make financial donation is encouraged to use our Go Fund Me campaign or direct to the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 916, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
If you would like more information or have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Parfitt, President
Grays Harbor Genealogical Society
Here are some articles on the Tapestry at the Clark County Genealogical Society annex and another article on the happenings last weekend.
2018 cruise: Alaska – program
- 4 presentations in two (and occasionally 3) streams
- Research Help Zone sessions – opportunity for one-on-one or small group help from experts
- an optional extra ‘land conference’ the day before the cruise (no overlap with cruise topics)
Unlock the Past in Seattle at the Seattle Public Library with
Click here to download a provisional program – updated to 24 May 2018
This is fairly complete at this stage, but a few topics need to be finalised and the timing of some talks may change.