Thursday, May 23, 2013

Training Schedule and Start Date

Officials at the Maryland Archives and FamilySearch are pleased to announce the following training schedule for volunteers working on the Wills and Probate Digitization Project.

We invite you to attend either a morning or an afternoon class on a day that is convenient for you:

Wednesday, May 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday, May 31
10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Training will include:

  1. A full tour of the Hall of Records, conservation lab, and imaging center; 
  2. A discussion of the project goals, timelines and record collections;
  3. Training on document preparation procedures;
  4. Volunteer schedule.

* * * We are planning to begin document preparation on Friday, June 7 * * *

Please sign up for a training session by sending an email to Carol Petranek at, indicating the date and time you are able to attend. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, please let me know and we will arrange an alternate date.

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering. We look forward to working together in preserving these historic records and making them available to grateful researchers worldwide.

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