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The folks at Flip-Pal mobile scanner are presenting a free webinar, Metdata and Digital
Images, on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 Central Time (that’s 8:30 Eastern, 6:30
Mountain and 5:30 Pacific). Presenter Thomas MacEntee will show you how to use a digital
photo’s metadata (the information embedded in digital files) to add captions and details
such as who’s in a photo and when it was taken. See
more details about the webinar and click to register here.
Friday through Sunday marks the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree,
one of the most-anticipated conferences of the year. Remember to register for sessions
you want to watch from home via free JamboSTREAM webcast. See
the schedule on the Jamboree blog.
Findmypast.com has added 2.5 million court
records to its collection of Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers (1828-1912), which
has information on petty crimes (such as public drunkeness and allowing livestock
to wander) and punishments of Ireland’s residents. They’re available with a World
Subscription or pay-per-view credits on findmypast.com international sites.
Visit the BBC News site to see a list of materials
damaged beyond repair in an April 26 fire at the National Library of Wales. The
items were among the 140 crates of material that were badly damaged by smoke and water;
items that can be salvaged are undergoing restoration.