The West Virginia Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is continuing its series of genealogy- and history-related workshops on Thursday, June 5. The session will take place in the library at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, from 6 - 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
The workshop, entitled “Using a Scanner for Family History,” will focus on developing expertise in scanning photographs and documents for family history purposes. Pam Gibson, a longtime employee of the Charleston Newspapers, genealogist and frequent patron of the Archives and History Library, will lead the session. Gibson will discuss the basics of scanning. She also will cover working with negatives and slides.
Advance registration for the workshops is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and handouts for the sessions. Genealogical and historical societies are invited to hold their regular meeting or to plan a field trip in conjunction with the workshops.
For more information about a group visit or to register in advance, contact Robert Taylor at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163, or by e-mail at [email protected] Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the date of the session they will attend. For additional information about the workshop, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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