Ancestry gets an upgrade
Genealogical society works to revive history in digital realm
September 8, 2021
On a Thursday afternoon at the Sweet Home Genealogical Society, volunteer David Larsen sits at a computer and places a 1968 Sweet Home High School yearbook's front page under a scanning machine. Its image is transposed onto a screen and saved onto the device's hard drive. He then opens the half-century old book and scans the first page. In just a few minutes, he's finished dozens.
"It goes quickly," he says with a grin.
Larsen is one of a number of people working to scan the society's vast collection of newspapers, photos, documents, books and records. In accordance with the organization's...