Scanfest is a once a month event hosted by Miriam Robbins of AnceStories the Stories of My Ancestors blog. Since scanning is a necessary but boring, task for genealogists, Miriam devised a great way to get that needed task done. Genealogists gather at her blog for a designated 3 hour block of time, once a month. While working on their scanning projects they spend the otherwise tedious time getting to know each other, asking advice, and viewing snippets of each other’s projects through a chat board that is live on her blog.
I attended my first Scanfest today. I had several probate files that needed scanning and I just wasn’t getting around to it. I thought this would be worth a try. I am so glad that I did! Not only did I make a dent in my pile, the time just flew by! It was really enjoyable talking with people and learning about what they were working on as well. After Scanfest was over, I did about another hours worth of scanning. I feel so much better knowing that some of this scanning is complete. I will certainly be attending this next month. Thanks to Miriam for hosting this great event!