- February 22nd 2013 - Archives Open House
You are welcome to visit our archives on Friday February 22nd between 1:30-3:30. We are always adding family histories, journals, relevant school texts (elementary), photographs and postcards. Items can be scanned and returned.
- February 26th 2013 - Annual General Meeting
In addition to our AGM, Richard Collins, President of the Mississauga South Historical Society will be speaking. Richard is a really entertaining speaker and his topic is "Rebels on the Run: Rebellion of 1837". 7pm at the Palermo Schoolhouse, 2431 Dundas Street West,
The Trafalgar Township Historical Society holds scanning days every other month during our open house and at our fall fair in September. The scanning project has so far recorded more than 1,000 family and historic photos from Trafalgar Township.
Naming your images: We use a particular file naming convention so before you begin your scanning work, please contact TTHS who will provide more information about assigning the correct names to each image.
Scanning your photos: In an effort to create archival quality versions of original images, it is necessary to use the following settings when scanning photographs on any scanner:
- 600 dpi resolution
- Photograph setting (as opposed to text, etc.)
- Full colour (While many photographs being scanned are in black and white, full colour allows us to be true to the original's colouring and nuances.
- Save image as a TIFF with no compression
Sending images to TTHS: Due to the size of these images, it is best to save them onto DVD-RW, but CD-RW are a consideration depending on the age and availability of the equipment with which you are working. They can then be mailed to TTHS c/o 97 Roxton Rd Oakville On L6H 6V3. Do not attempt to email these files, as their large size will cause significant difficulties with your computer and/or your e-mail provider.
The Schoolhouse is available for community rentals at $20/hour. Contact Gord Kaitling or Michelle Knoll (see the Contacts page) for more information