All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Monday, February 20, 2006

Maine History on DVD

Donald and Jeanette Christensen, a retired couple from Preston, Idaho, are busy in the basement of the Kennebec County Courthouse digitizing historical probate records. They're already finished with Franklin and Somerset Counties.

Donald's personal goal is 1 million images, which should be a piece of cake.
His total stands at more than 960,000, and he records more than 500 images an hour.

"We've set a lot of (speed) records," Donald Christensen said.

Even at that pace, it took him more than an hour to record the 600 pages of the 1882 Mary Erskine Trust, which governs Erskine Academy. [Link]
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