Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Family History Respository Service In Action

PGS member Karen Fortin is shown working at the book scanner at the Largo Public Library. She is digitizing donated family history research papers for entry into the Family History Repository.

The FHR Service opened its doors just last month. It has been established to give researchers a place to harbor their work when they decide that they want to retire their research collection or there is no family member who is able to continue the effort. In these cases, the FHR stands ready to accept the material.

To be accepted, the material must be an original work product (family group sheets, pedigree charts, narratives, notes, etc.), it must be unpublished, and the author or other authorized person must be willing to pass control of the material to PGS.

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