Digitizing Your Family History

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F+W Media, Aug 19, 2004 - Reference - 224 pages
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Preserve Your Family's Precious Heirlooms!

Your interest may be in the past, but permanently preserving your family's history relies on today's technology. If you have limited knowledge of computer equipment or feel uncomfortable using it, Digitizing Your Family History will teach you easy methods for choosing and using scanners, copiers, digital cameras, and software to keep and share your work with others.

Use your computer for more than a filing system! With Digitizing Your Family History you'll learn to:

  • Use your scanner to create duplicates of old photos, tintypes, fragile papers, slides, and negatives.
  • Choose a digital camera that's right for genealogy projects and use each feature like a pro.
  • Master the software fundamentals needed to manipulate the quality and composition of photos, preserve your audio- and videotapes through your computer, safely store your files, and share them electronically with others.
  • Use your personal digital assistant (PDA) to take your lineage, photos, and even family movies with you wherever you go.
Today's technology makes researching and preserving your genealogy easier and more fun than ever before. Using your computer and its peripherals may have been daunting - until now! Renowned genealogist and computer expert Rhonda R. McClure takes the mystery out of the many ways you can use your computer to record, preserve, and share your family's legacies with Digitizing Your Family History.

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Review: Digitizing your family history : easy methods for preserving your heirloom documents, photos, home movies and more in a digital format

User Review  - Phil James - Goodreads

Somewhat dated, now (2014.) General reference to gen. s/w, lots of info. on PDAs, which could probably be translated to smartphones, etc.? Read full review

Review: Digitizing your family history : easy methods for preserving your heirloom documents, photos, home movies and more in a digital format

User Review  - Goodreads

Somewhat dated, now (2014.) General reference to gen. s/w, lots of info. on PDAs, which could probably be translated to smartphones, etc.? Read full review

Contents

At a Glance Introduction
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What Does it Mean to Digitize Family History?
3
An Introduction to the Scanner u 3 Scanning Your Photos and Papers
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

McClure is a professional genealogist specializing in New England research and computerized genealogy. She has worked for Palladium Interactive's Ultimate Family Tree Web site, was the data manager of the Genealogy RoundTable on Genie for seven years, was the forum manager for the Genealogy Forum on MSN, and is on staff at RootsWeb, the oldest genealogy Internet site.

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