Wood County in NE Texas Digital Collections

Wood County Genealogical Society through our association with the Quitman Public Library has entered into an agreement which makes it possible to preserve many genealogical and historical documents in our care and solves the problem of how to make such items available to the public at large. As participants with the Northeast Texas Digital Collection of the Texas A&M at Commerce Libraries, we are able to scan and upload public domain documents at no charge to the society. Once online, they are available for researchers who have a family or historical interest in Wood County.

Texas A&M-Commerce Heirloom Archivist, Michael Aday, met with society members this fall and outlined how the program worked. He has returned and started scanning items for our area. We will later set up a workshop where he will teach society members how to do our own scanning and uploading.

A visit to this address link: http://dmc.tamu-commerce.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/quitman will let members (and the public) see how the work is progressing.

As a special note to members who have been discussing what to do about our obituary collection, I suggest that while there, you also search for Camp County, Texas obituaries to see how they have approached that issue.

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  1. I just wanted to let you know that the items I scanned are now available on our website. Please take a look at the link below and let me know if you have any questions. Also, as soon as you have gotten a scanner and decided which computer would work best for scanning and uploading, I am ready to start training your users. Keep me posted.

    http://dmc.tamu-commerce.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fquitman

    Thanks,

    Michael Aday
    HeirLoom Archivist
    TAMU-Commerce

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