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Next General Meeting
Date:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time:

7:00 PM

Welcome New Members
6:45 PM

Location:

Bellevue Regional Library

Topic:

Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, and Scribe, a volunteer transcribing and indexing project

Speakers:

Kathryn Devine, Tracy Rebstock and Amber Raney

About the Program:The Office of the Washington Secretary of State is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making available historical records of the state. It is part of the office’s mission to safeguard vital government records, documents, publications and processes. The Washington State Library and Archives are the repositories that hold these invaluable pieces of the state’s past. These records contain a wealth of information useful to genealogists. Kathryn Devine and Tracy Rebstock will present the incredible amount of resources currently available to researchers of all kinds.

In addition to the physical holdings of each division, much of what is collected is now available online, whether on the Library’s website or at the Digital Archives. The Historical Records Project was created to help ensure that the most often used series in the collections would be available to a broader audience than just those who could travel to the buildings. There are tens of thousands of records now in digital formats that are waiting to be indexed so that they can be searchable. We need your help! Amber Raney will talk about this need and how you can get involved to make the dream of digital accessibility a reality.

Visitors Welcome!
Please join us.

Next Meeting
October 9, 2014
Bellevue Regional Library

Eastside Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 374
Bellevue, WA 98009-0374


 

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