Local History

The library is making local history more accessible. Nearly 150 documents have been scanned. The high quality .TIF files generated are each around 9mb for each page, making research impractical, especially via dialup. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software is being run and the files are being converted to .PDF even still this can result in large files and too much optimization can lead to hard to read PDF files. We are trying to find a balance between size and legibility but this takes time.

Here are some samples, as we process we will properly index all of the files.

24th Virginia Infantry (Page 23) TIF, 9.2MB
24th Virginia Infantry (Page 23) PDF, 858KB
24th Virginia Infantry Full Book (61pages) PDF, 47MB