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
I am working on getting all our family photos scanned and shared on FB with my cousins and then moved to photo safe albums. Okay, the term all is a little vague: Let’s just say my mom is a huge fan of Rubber Made and our family photos have allowed more than one Rubber… Continue reading So You Wanna Sort Some Pictures….
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….
Okay, not only does The Master Genealogist keep all my people neat and organized and semi-sourced, but it keeps it compact. I was sitting here at my desk trying to decide if I wanted to work on my scanning project, my microfilm, a cemetery, or just some basic cleanup, when I realized my desk has… Continue reading How did people do genealogy before computers?