When your camera phone becomes a scanner, you can digitize almost anything!
With our new copy stand, you can mount your regular or phone camera, adjust height and lighting, and make your images picture perfect. We’re there to help, so come on in and try it out!
The DAR library headquartered in Washington, D.C. offers a Library Lecture series, which features authors discussing their historical works, as well as presentations on a variety of genealogical topics. Videos of most lectures or presentations are available to the public via the DAR website. Who knew??
A great help site for genealogy research!
“This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.”
Whether print or digital, photos are most helpful and easily enjoyed when organized. FamilySearch offers some great tips on organizing and sharing your digital photos. Let's get organized!
A compelling story of a family’s redemption and a Tennessee university’s determination to uncover and own the truth of their painful history.
Mark your calendar to attend this talk by Battle of Franklin Trust's CEO, Eric Jacobsen, May 21 at the Spring HIll Public Library. He will be speaking on Spring Hill's Civil War history, recounted in his book "For Cause and Country: a Study of the Affair at Spring HIll and the Battle of Franklin."
Those who work to preserve our heritage add tremendous value to life in Williamson County.
Maybe you can help TSLA's effort to digitize WWI family records.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of North Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing more than 4 million soldiers and countless civilians who provided support for the war effort on the homefront.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives launched Over Here, Over T...here: Tennesseans in the First World War, a major effort to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans. Archivists travel throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts related to World War I that are owned by private citizens.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our request for Civil War items, so we hope this project will help us create a rich record of World War I history as well,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Creating digital records of historical artifacts makes them easily available to anyone with internet access. It’s important that we do this now before more of these century-old items are lost or damaged beyond repair.”
The next event will be held at the Old Hickory Branch Library, located at 1010 Jones Street in Old Hickory. Items will be digitally recorded from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 30. The archivists will not actually take possession of the items from the owners but will provide tips on how to care for these rare treasures.
People living in Middle Tennessee and the surrounding area are encouraged to bring in letters, photographs, diaries, military records, maps, sketches, weapons, uniforms and other items related to the war and the Old Hickory DuPont Plant. All items must be original (no photocopies or reproductions) and owned by the person bringing them to the event.
To reserve time with an archivist on one of those dates, email WorldWarI.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 741-1883.
This is the seventh of several digitization events being held around the state, and the third in Middle Tennessee. Find more information about the project and upcoming events at sos.tn.gov/tsla/OverHere_WWI.
Look what's new at WCPL! As a FamilySearch affiliate library, our patrons will have access to over 2 billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch family history center. Questions? Contact us at 615.595.1246.
Start your Monday with a rebel yell. But wait ... what did that sound like? Battlefields.org describes the rebel yell as “the thunderous, churning roar generated by the charge of hundreds or thousands of cavalrymen storming across an open plain ... [it] would have been an soul-shattering sound.” Listen to that and other sounds of the Civil War, like muskets firing and horses charging, here.
Have you ever wondered how the tradition of honoring mothers with a special day came about? You might be surprised by its origins!
Our new copy stand is ready to use! This is your answer to digitizing ledger size documents, scrapbook pages, large photos, maps, pages in a book, etc. All you need is your camera or phone camera (or you can use the library camera), your own SD card, your documents, and time. We'll help you get set up. After photographing your documents, you can download your photos, edit if necessary, and save to your thumb drive. Such an easy solution to a big problem! Call us to set up a time and get answers to your questions. 615-595-1246. See you soon!
Family history research is more than just a fun hobby. Your family's story is part of history and your individual stories are important to understanding history!
We all know how important dates are in family history research. But can you do more with those dates than just record them? Familysearch.org has some great ideas!