Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Converting Audio Tapes to CDs Part 2

Finished listening to the CDs of my converted audio tapes. Still have to work on making them more clear to hear or at least louder. Of the last four two are of my grandmother and her cousin in the 1970s and the last two are from a family reunion in March 1986 of the Olsen Family. I took pictures of these events so that will help in understanding who is speaking. What I have learned over the years is that video tapes are far superior if you are recording people and taking pictures from a couple of different cameras provides a little insurance of getting good quality. This certainly clears one of my family history goals and after thirty years I now know what is on each of the CDs. Now to move on to the video tapes, pictures still in packets, redoing the picture albums and then the computer files. The more I try to find pictures the more I want them organized and identified.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Converting Audio Tapes to CDs - Happy Mother's Day to Me

I spent some time listening to four of the eight CDs converted from my old audio cassettes. Maybe only a mother can appreciate the recordings of her small children over thirty years ago. Life was so busy for a young mother also active in other things outside of our home. Thank you to Larsen Digital Services for processing these priceless memories. The fragile audio cassettes are safely filed away. Now to share the CDs, but I am not sure who else would really enjoy them. Also thank you to Thomas MacEntee for doing the Halloween Genealogy Contest which included this package. Happy Mother's Day to me early. If you have items like these take the steps to preserve them. Four more CDs to listen to, two from a family reunion and two from interviews of female relatives. Like a grand adventure!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Inventory of materials on back wall and other bookshelf in basement February 16, 2018

Inventory of materials on back and other bookshelf February 16, 2018.

Library Club March 25, 1894, YPSCE Report 1895, lists of members.

Scappoose Directories – 1953 2 copies, 1964 2 copies plus 1968 Supplement.

Scappoose Women’s Club 1964-1965.

Ledger 1968-1974 Junior CE (Christian Education).

The Wawbansee Yearbooks Scappoose High School – 1924 copied, 1930, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1943 2 copies, 1944 2copies, 1946 2 copies, 1947, 1952.

Inventory of the Watts House Collections at the Scappoose Historical Society

I am not sure if I ever sent this out. This is the final inventory of the Watts House basement conducted by Tricia Oberndorf and myself on February 16, 2018. The process took almost four hours and it is amazing what was found on the shelves. Thank you for your support in the major project of inventorying what is within the collection of the Scappoose Historical Society. I certainly had no idea when we started in August of 2016 where this would lead us. The work on the open boxes in the basement took a little over a month. Then we became involved in the library books. The overall largest part of the project was reviewing every single item for information on the Watts family. The database that was created now contains 1159 individuals and 393 marriages.