Friday, January 08, 2016

High-speed scanners at local FamilySearch Centers

Thank-you to Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG who just published "We Still Need Family History Centers!" in her Anxiously Engaged genealogy blog. A few days ago, Ol' Myrt here asked if she would document what the screens look like on the nifty high-speed scanners available at many Family History Centers, sometimes now called FamilySearch Centers.

Miss Peggy really went the extra mile with her write up since she included many screen shots such as this:

IMAGE: from Peggy Peggy Clemens Lauritzen's blog post
located here.
Here we can see that a FamilySearch Center's patron may decide if he wishes to:
  • copy the photo to a local file (like a flash  drive)
  • scan directly to the FamilySearch website
The possibility of high-speed photo and document scanning without having to purchase the equipment is just one more reason why local LDS Family History Centers continue to be a valuable resource to 21st century genealogists.

Why not give your nearest Family History Center a call to see if they have this marvelous equipment? Here's where to look for the address and phone of the center nearest you:


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