Register for Legacy Lab

Emily Sienkiewicz

Our new email course, the Legacy Lab, starts March 4th, 2024 and registration is FREE. This course will support you in completing a small legacy project on Permanent, which can focus on yourself, a family member, a friend, a passion, etc. Over the course of 30 days you will receive daily (weekday) emails and participate in weekly calls with the rest of the cohort. Those who complete the program, publish an archive, and fill out a course evaluation survey will receive 3GB of storage to continue to grow their archives. Register by March 3, 2024 to be join the course!

Got Old Negatives? Scan Them With Your Phone and These 5 (Mostly) Free Apps!

Amanda Meeks

Are your old film negatives wasting away in a box in the closet? Let’s bring them to life so you can enjoy them! These days, it’s quick, easy, and inexpensive to scan film negatives with your smartphone. Find out how with these five apps and a few household items! Register at

No Photo? No Problem! How Slides and Negatives Capture the Past, with Debra Dudek

Amanda Meeks

Those photo negatives and slides aren’t useless! Learn how new types of scanners and software can bring these forgotten photo collections back to life! Program resources include software suggestions, books, and online resources. This program will be presented virtually via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration is required, and closes 24 hours before the event begins. A link to the Zoom meeting and a handout will be emailed to registrants the evening before the program. For details see

Digitizing My Family Tree: Formats, Software, and Techniques

Amanda Meeks

Explore the digital options for saving your family history research. Explore the variety of desktop and web-based applications researchers can use for organizing their data. Review best practices for both using these applications and uploading digital scans of records to the software. Registration required Register at  

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Resources for Organizing and Digitizing Your Materials

Kaitlyn JarnaginPreservation Leave a Comment

Getting started with organizing and digitizing your materials can be a challenge. Do you feel overwhelmed by pulling all your materials together and organizing them? Do you have lots of photos in scrapbooks, documents in folders, home videos on VHS tapes, or other media that you don’t even have a player for? What equipment do you need to digitize your materials? What settings are best for different media types? We’ve compiled some resources for organizing and digitizing your own materials to help you get started. It’s hard to find comprehensive resources for organizing and digitizing your materials at home. We’ve done the research for you so you can focus on the important work of organizing …