Member-Use Equipment in Genealogy Center

Wood County Genealogical Society members and other researchers have access to this equipment in the genealogy research center at the Quitman Public Library to help with their research needs there:

  • a computer with high-speed internet access
  • a printer attached to the computer with a sheet-feed copy option
  • a scanner to copy material from books and related materials
  • a microfilm/microfiche reader/printer for use with microfilm housed in the center and at the front desk at the library
  • a separate reader-only microfiche machine

    There is also a bank of computers in the library which can be used by those holding a card from the Quitman Public Library. Wood County residents who do not have a library card there can have one on request with proper identification.

    The library also has a wifi internet signal and those with laptop computers can use them in the library if they are wifi enabled. There are electrical connections at the research table in the genealogy area (and elsewhere in the library) for those needing to plug-in their laptops.

  • Genealogy Research Center’s New Look

    The rearrangement and reorganization of shelving, equipment, and research materials which was begun in October was finished in November just before Thanksgiving week with the labeling of collection areas on the shelves.

    Research Table

    Research Table

    The project was completed by WCGS member volunteers, members of the Quitman Public Library staff, and City of Quitman employees who helped with come of the heavy lifting and moving.
    The research table was moved out in front of the genealogy center to create more room for extra shelving inside. Also, the microfilm scanner and printer were moved inside and located by the computer and other equipment.
    Wood Count Collection

    Wood County Collection

    This opened up the room for easier foot traffic flow and air circulation.
    The Wood County collection is now on the front shelf in the middle of the center and is the first resources visitors to the center see. Newsletters were moved to the back shelves and labeled for easy access by researchers.
    The chairs at the research table were temporarily replaced, and plans are to look into finding new seating for the table in the near future.
    Also, a scanner has been added to the room and is attached to the computer. Users may scan documents or pages from books for personal use and then print them out using the copier/printer attached to the computer.
    Thanks Slide

    Thanks to these folks and all the others who contributed time, effort, and cooperation.


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