Saturday, March 14, 2015

Things are Happening at Mt Clemens Public Library's Genealogy Room

Getting ready for the new microfilm scanner.
There is more room and more light in the Macomb section of the Mount Clemens Public Library these days. Gone are the shelves of newspapers behind the Macomb County books. What gives you ask?

Coming to the genealogy collection soon is a new microfilm/fiche digital scanner. Yes, the library is going digital. The time was right to buy one new machine.

As many of you know the microfilm printers in the collection are aging and a bit temperamental. Replacement parts are getting hard to find too because the newer machines are digital-based and use different parts. So to get by, the library is using the parts from the oldest printer to fix the not as old printer that way one of the traditional microfilm/fiche printers will be useable for some time to come, hopefully.

Our genealogy group raised a bit of money with the paperback book sale last month and we hope to raise more with the larger Fall book sale. All proceeds will support paying for this scanner and any other equipment for the genealogy collection at the library. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can send your donation (checks made payable to the library) to the Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. If you have already made a donation, thank you.

Our genealogy room volunteers will be trained when the new scanner is installed, then we'll be able to help and train anyone who wishes to use it.

See you soon at the Mt Clemens Public Library!

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