Preserve Your Heritage
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We have a variety of scanners for digitizing photographs, slides, and negatives here at our library. In addition, we can help you digitize VHS tapes, cassette recordings and old reel to reel tapes.

Explore your areas of interest by clicking on the links in the right column.

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One of the most satisfying aspects of Family History work is finding new family members through research efforts. Researching has become significantly easier with the help of multiple search services, "Record Hints", and such. So many different types of records are on-line now, such as Census Records, Military Draft Records, City Directories, Probates & Wills, birth, marriage, and death certificates, obituaries, and more.
This site will help you with information about the variety of resources available to you. Feel free to explore them. New information is added often, so please check back periodically.

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Family Fun Games

We have quite a few fun family games that will introduce and teach your family about their ancestors. Try some of them out!

Family History Video Collection

Explore our family history video collection. We will continue to add to this over time.

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Library Resources

Did you know that our library is NOT just a place for genealogical research? In addition to classes on a variety of family history topics, we also have equipment to help with preserving photographs, audio tapes, & VHS movies.

Learn How to Share All Those Digital Files!

The ability to SHARE our collections of photographs, histories, stories has become so much easier with the advent of the "Memories Gallery" in Family Tree. It's amazing how many old photographs, for example, are sitting in boxes in attics, basements, or just bookshelves, and in many different homes. Not everyone has access to them. It's also important to remember that not every family has these records, nor have they seen this information about their ancestors & cousins. Having DIGITAL files makes sharing these items so much easier AND increases the access of these items to MANY more family members. Upload them to Family Tree, or store them in a "cloud" drive folder and share the link. The important thing is to get those files out there for all your extended family to see and have. The greater the number of people that have downloaded and are storing the photos, the greater the likelihood that these media files will be around in 50 to 100 years or hopefully longer.
Helpful links to explore:

Choose your "Cloud Drive" from the list below. You can share single FILES or a whole FOLDER with others.

Microsoft OneDrive
Google Drive
Dropbox

In this example, the first page is a transcribed page of what the letter says, then copies of each page are placed into the Word document. In your transcription, you can also add any additional information about people, places, or events that are mentioned. This document is then saved as a PDF formatted document.