The Paper-Less Genealogist
Organizing Your Genealogy
with Digital Files
Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator
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My Favorite Scanners
These are the tools I use for my digitizing projects with a few (very personal) comments noting what I like about the product.
My scanner of choice is the Epson Perfection series. I have used this line of Epson scanner for over ten years with photos, documents, film, slides, and artifacts. The included software is feature rich and allows for batch-scanning, automatic numbering, scanning multiple items at one time, many file formats, and custom resolution (DPI).
This desktop sheet-fed scanner is a workhorse. It will scan two sides of paper at one time and handle all types of paper, from small receipts to legal size. It will also output to a wide variety of file formats including jpg and pdf, and perform optical character recognition (OCR).
This little scanner may be light in weight, but it’s no lightweight when it comes to digitizing documents or photos on research trips. It fits neatly in my computer briefcase and is powered by a single USB cable.
Scanning is a boring and lonely activity. The battery-powered Flip-Pal lets me scan snapshots while watching TV, and capture pages at the local library. Image quality is excellent, with a choice of 300 dpi or 600 dpi. I especially like the Flip-Pal for digitizing oversize items and stitching the images together with the included software.
Hamrick Vue-Scan http://www.hamrick.com
Dropbox Cloud Storage https://www.dropbox.com
Backblaze Online Backup https://backblaze.com/
Mozy Cloud Storage http://mozy.com/
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