Consider bringing your family’s records with you if youre going to the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference Sept. 2-5 in Little Rock.
Ancestry.com is bringing highspeed scanners so conference-goers can digitize records and photos.
You can sign up for a 15minute scanning session Sept. 3 through Sept. 5 during exhibit hall hours (9:30 am to 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 3; 9 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday). That’s enough time to scan an estimated 100 photos and/or documents.
You’ll need to stop by the scanning station in the convention centers Toltec Lobby registration area in the morning to snag a scanning session for that day.
Ancestry.com imaging specialists will operate the scannersa looseleaf scanner for documents and photos; a planetary scanner for books and fragile items. Youll get the full-color digital images on a free flash drive. The cynics among you can rest assured your records wont be uploaded to Ancestry.com.
Be judicious about the documents and photos you bring: Theres always the possibility your items could be damaged during scanning. Whatever you do, dont pack irreplaceable records in checked luggage.
Ancestry.com asks those who plan to participate in the scanning to go to this Web page and click Register.