Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wordless Wednesday OR NOT - Scan, Camera or iPhone?

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward with picture from Charlene Eberwine through the Center of Sacramento History

YES, mug books again......... As you may or maynot know, Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society  is very active extracting, and indexing records from the Sacramento California area. We have been extracting for almost all of our 35 years. For at least the past 10years that I have been a member of Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society has partnered with the Center of Sacramento History and have gotten great guidance from its archivist and vounteer coordinator Patricia Johnson. Big Thanks goes out to Pat and the Center.

Charlene sent me this page from the Sacramento County Sheriff Mug Book she is working from. I thought you would like to see what the actual page looked like that she is acually extracting from.


Down at the Center we always talk about the different types of hats that each man wears. Times were different and many men did wear a hat as part of their overall attire but some of the hats in the pictures look the same. Some of the hats don't even fit, but they were wearing it anyway, probably not alot of choices. We wonder if each man's picture was taken with a hat on whether they owned one or not.
Charlene and Marilyn (Ulbricht) are working on this project. The mug shots books are in such poor condition that we need to be extra careful. The binding on the books has deterioated so much that they are kept in special boxes now. Both Charlene and Marilyn are using their own Flip Pal's to make the copies of the mug pictures. They have both said how easy it has been to use the Flip Pal. Originally we were talking about the Magic Wand Scanner or taking the mug shots with our camera or Iphone, but the Flip Pal won out. Don't know how much longer the project will take but when it is done we will certainly have preserved a valuable resource for the Sacramento, California area.
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