Bonnie Delaney, writing in the Asbury Park Press, has an important article, Preserving history through registry restoration, that covers well, saving/preserving registries. There is who knows how much history sitting around city halls and county courthouses, that are in danger of being lost forever. The information found in various historical registers is staggering, when looked at from a genealogist’s point of view.
If you are curious at just what it takes to digitize over a million books, TechReview.com has an article by Kate Greene that you may want to read. It mentions the two major scanning projects going on – Google’s cooperative efforts with Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and the New York Public Library, and the Million Book Project at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. While Google is secretive about how they are doing, the article discusses the Million Book Project’s efforts and resources.
Pat Hambrick has an article in The Daily Citizen, DAR member shares ways to preserve history, about tips for preserving information, especially genealogy information. DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution, an organization oriented towards genealogy (and one of the largest in the US) and preserving history.
How dedicated of a genealogist are you? Would you learn another language to help with your genealogy research? A.J. Caliendo has an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bringing touch of Germany to Pittsburgh, that mentions just that.