To Go Digital or Not to Go Digital, That is the Question

Posted in response to a post on a FB about not trusting electronic media and not going digital with genealogy papers.  Here is my response!Anyone who uses a computer without a back up, is asking for trouble.My house could burn down. I could get hit by a tornado (again). Anything could happen to paper as… Continue reading To Go Digital or Not to Go Digital, That is the Question

Scanning. Why it no longer involves the scanner….

We genealogist all know the drill. Go to archives. Photocopy stacks of paper. Drive home with migraine, seasick from microfilm machine.  Take 15 years to recover.  Scan scratchy, faded image into computer. Link to genealogy program, transcribe, source, pull out hair. Yup, I know the drill well.  But no longer does the drill involve my… Continue reading Scanning. Why it no longer involves the scanner….