Preservation Workshop with Nicole Menchise
Sharing Your Family History in the 21st Century
Saturday, April 30, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Ever wonder why there aren't more historical documents searchable online? Wish it were easier to exchange genealogical information with other far-away members of your family?
By creating a digital archive of your personal items and creating easy-to-share audio recordings of interviews, you will be able to distribute your memories with family across the country and across the globe. With just a few simple steps you will learn how easy it is to preserve your keepsakes digitally and always have a back-up in case disaster strikes.
Topics will include hands-on teaching of the fundamentals of scanning and cataloging your photographs, photo albums, and scrapbook pages; how to record and share interviews and special occasions; and a quick look at some of the latest digital-scrapbook software packages available. You don't have to be a computer whiz to participate—just interested in preserving your family's history for future generations.
The workshop takes place on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Angela Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. The afternoon's discussion will include examples from the Historical Society's archival collections. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact the Historical Society at 516-922-5032, or email Nicole Menchise at email@example.com for details or to make a reservation.