Thursday, July 17, 2008

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog: Comparisons: WVR& Ancestry: "Ol' Myrt here is confident that with the invention of new internet tools, genealogists will have a great time putting them to good use to spread the word about our ancestors.

As for me, I'm thankful for sites like Ancestry and WVR, making it possible to view more in the way of scanned original source documents."

Basically old technology like film and fiche is only being used for long term back up in the professionally run archives

World wide the trend is towards digital access to catalogues and images, and the fiche and film readers are destined for the museums of technology together with the Hollerith machines used for managing census data on punch cards about a 100 year s ago.

see also scanstone - Google Search: eg "Digital Microfilm Frame Detection." for more about the transition in progress


Blogger Myrt said...

Thanks for the mention, Hugh. I am reading your blog at the Heathrow airport via wireless access to Bloglines. So close, and yet so very far away! Myrt :)

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