Sunday I attended Scanfest hosted by Miriam of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors. What is Scanfest? Miriam describes it as the following:
"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 documents and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring."
Scanfest is a great opportunity to connect with fellow researchers. To make new friends from around the world as you preserve family documents. Attendees this weekend hailed from Hawaii, Maryland, New England, Minnesota, Washington state, England, New York, North Carolina, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Canada, and Wales.
During the session conversation ranged from weather to choosing the best cameras for genealogy. Daniel Dillman of Indiana Dillmans answered many questions about photography. In fact he wrote several great articles on the subject. To learn more read Tech Tuesday - Digitizing With Cameras, Part I, and Part II, and Technology Tuesday - Scanners.
Researching the topic of photography and genealogy I located several helpful resources.
Digital Cameras and Genealogy
GeneForum on Genealogy.com has a photography forum.
How to Scan Genealogy Photos for Archiving from ProGenealogists
Photography and Genealogy by Andrew J. Morris
Photos, Scrapbooking, & Family Memorabilia from About.com Genealogy
Scanners and Scanning by Halvor Moorshead, Editor of Family Chronicle Magazine
Using Digital Photography for Genealogy from Ancestor.com
Thanks to Miriam for providing a place to learn and bond. Thanks to Daniel for sharing his expertise! Hope to see you at the next Scanfest on Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 11 AM to 2 PM, PDT.