TIARA February 2019 Monthly Meeting
February 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sharing Family Artifacts, Photos, and Stories with Family Members.
Make photographs and recordings available to your family members on the web through scanning photos or documents, photographing treasured family heirlooms, and recording stories. Learn about current tools to accelerate data capture using your camera, smart phone, or computer, and how to organize and share these treasured memories on the internet. Through making cherished family history available to all of your connected family members, more relatives and descendants benefit from your family collections and previous research.
The speaker is Joseph Jackson who was exposed to preservation, transcription, and archiving as a teen after a treasure trove of thousands of family records were found pigeon-holed into an heirloom secretary cabinet dating back to the 1820s. He is a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle research engineer searching for ancestors. Joseph excavates their social footprint in the multiple printed and digital records that brings rich context to a person’s life. With experience in interviewing people, publishing family blogs and several photo books flowing with detail, and leading a weekly “FamilySerach Nights”, Joe found that technology had great assistive power to collect, organize, and archive information from a variety of family and online sources. He feeds his research addiction late into the evenings in Wilmington, MA, where he lives with his wife Jennifer, and their four boys.