Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Old San Francisco Pictures Online"

(NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The article contains interesting information regarding digitized photo collections. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Accessed 15 October 2011)


"Old San Francisco Pictures Online

If you or your ancestors ever lived in San Francisco, don't visit this site! It is addictive. You'll spend hours looking at the pictures!

Dan Vanderkam moved to San Francisco in 2007 to work at Google. He became fascinated with his new city’s history and soon found the San Francisco Public Library’s online repository of old pictures. However, he quickly became frustrated by the site's awkward user interface. He thought, 'there must be a better way.' http://www.oldsf.org/ is the result. …”

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