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Photo Scanning Workshop

By Staff | Mar 9, 2015

The Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting a photo scanning workshop in collaboration with the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project. The project contains the world’s largest collection of Jefferson County, WV, photos. Access is free and open to anyone who has a computer and an Internet connection.

Organizers are looking for photos that record life in Jefferson County before 1950. If you would like to help us expand this digital archives, here are a few examples needed:

Church-related activities — church services, social events, baptisms, marriages, funerals

Family activities — celebrations, everyday life, family gatherings

School activities — school events, graduations, studying

Sports — individual or team activities, awards

Buildings that were an important part of your family’s life

Military — persons in uniform, on parade, etc.

Family photo albums

Write down the :who, what, when, and where” information for each photo you bring. We will scan up to 10 photos, record the information, and include your contributions in the West Virginia GeoExplorer Project, giving you credit as well as digital copies of your images. If you have larger numbers of photos or scrapbook collections, please contact us to make arrangements to have them scanned at another time.

In a few weeks, you will be able to view your photos online at www.wvgeohistory.org/ . Please bring a thumb drive to hold your digital copies. We can also take your email address and send them to your via the Internet.

Bring Your Photos on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. to the Community Room (County Commission Meeting Room) 200 East Washington Street, Charles Town.

If cancelled due to weather the workshop will be re-scheduled

Questions? Contact Bill Theriault (wmtheriault@myactv.net)