“Digitizing & Using Sound in Family History”
Don Snow and Linda Westover
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Sound (and pictures) make family history come alive and most of us have some sound recordings about ourselves, our families, or our ancestors or descendants. Those in analog format, i.e. tape or phonograph recordings, can be converted to digital format so they can be edited, copied, and preserved, and this presentation will show how to do that. Types of digital audio files and how to record them with freeware programs will also be discussed. Once files are in digital format, they can be edited, copied, and preserved.
Donald R. Snow is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and LDS Church assignments. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane served four Family History missions for the LDS Church, including being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don is on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association whee he is the Host of the UGA Virtual Chapter meetings. He has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990’s and is a frequent speaker at FH venues. He also loves playing his accordion. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. Linda Snow Westover is Don’s daughter and has been a family history enthusiast for the past 25 years. She is a Temple and Family History Consultant and has been Associate Director of the Lindon (Utah) Shared-Stakes Family History Center. Her friends call her the ghost-whisperer. She enjoys helping others and traveling to research her family. Linda recently retired from the Registrar’s Office at BYU and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active Internet links, are on Don’s website http://www.uvpafug.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html.
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