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Event Saved Scanning at 2010 FGS Conference and Tennessee State Library & Archives

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM - Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM (EDT) Scanning at 2010 FGS Conference

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Yes, I'm bringing items to scan Ended Free  

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FGS Conference attendees can sign up for scanning sessions on Thursday, August 19, through Saturday, August 21. Scanning-session signs-ups will open each morning—sign up Thursday morning for a Thursday time slot, Friday morning for a Friday time slot in room 300 A&B.



Scanning Details You’ll Want to Know

Document types accepted

  • We can scan any document type, but the maximum size supported is 22" by 15". Any type of photograph, including tintypes, is accepted. Unfortunately we can not scan slides.
  • More recent photographs or stable documents can be scanned at a much quicker rate on our high-speed scanner – meaning that you can have more documents scanned during your scanning session. Fragile or historical documents, photographs, bound books or albums and similar will be photographed.
  • Copyright and re-publishing rights for the material are strictly the responsibility of patrons, but we reserve the right to reject any document for any reason.
  • There is always a possibility that damage to older, more fragile documents may occur during the scanning process. urges patrons to use their best judgment when choosing documents to be scanned.


Document preparation

  • Before your scanning session, please remove all staples, pins, and fasteners as well as any tape or sticky material from your photos and documents. These items can harm the scanning equipment.
  • Please sort all of your documents and pictures by size, largest to smallest, before entering your session. This will enable our scanners to more effectively finish your documents in the time allotted.
  • Photos mounted in an album will be digitized as a single image. Bound books do not need to be unassembled, but can be quite slow to digitize. Material stored in sleeves should be removed prior to the scanning session; materials remaining in sleeves will be digitized with the sleeves in place.



  • You will be able to sign up for a 15-minute time slot, on a first come, first served basis. This time slot will include any document preparation not completed prior to the scanning session, so proper document preparation is crucial (see above). 
  • Generally we can scan about 50 documents per person in a 15-minute slot, more if documents and photos are newer and/or not fragile.
  • Due to demand, we can accommodate only one scanning session per person during the conference.
  • The scanned files will be saved to a thumb drive (provided by and given to attendees for their own use.




Have questions about Scanning at 2010 FGS Conference? Contact and Tennessee State Library & Archives

When & Where

FGS Family History Conference

Knoxville, TN

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM - Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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