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Free Online Seven-Step Guide to Preserving Digital & Print Genealogy Records

The following news release is from PRNewswire. I found it interesting and the free 7-step guide useful. Keep in mind that this is from printing company, so they have a vested interest in printed paper records. But they have some good points, that it certainly couldn’t hurt to follow. Seven-Step Guide to Preserving Irreplaceable Digital […]

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Check Out the Crowley Company Scanning Equipment

The Crowley Company specializes in high-performance scanning, duplicating and processing equipment & software to suit most preservation and records management needs. One of the first firms in the capture industry, The Crowley Company (dba Crowley Micrographics) has embraced – and often shaped – changes in scanning and digitizing technology. Complemented by a full array of […]

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Organizing and Sharing Digital Images

Geoff Rasmussen is the host and regular presenter at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Topics he has covered shows his wide and experienced knowledge base in genealogical research as well as Internet and digital tools valuable to genealogists. One popular webinar given by Geoff was Organizing And Sharing Digital Images. The title alone provides a decent […]

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Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians – with FREE Immediately Available Full-Color PDF Download!

From scanner or camera, digital images, namely photographs, have become a part of everyday life. Even older photographs, on paper or film, are commonly converted to digital format. Documents, letters, notes, books, and just about anything else on paper can be scanned and preserved in digital format. This include vital records. Opinions vary widely on […]

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Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving – A Free eBook from the LOC

The Library of Congress has announced the publication of a new FREE e-book entitled “Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving.” It is a published compilation of selected blog posts published in the LOC online blog, The Signal. All of the posts incorporated into the new publication were written by NDIIPP staff as well as guest bloggers […]

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The Photo Restoration KwikGuide™ – A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®

February 6, 2013, Carlsbad, CA. Phototree.com™, the leader in delivering historical photograph information to genealogists and collectors, has released their latest book titled Photo Restoration KwikGuide™, A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®. Written for the experienced and novice users of Elements, this book guides the reader through the steps used to restore […]

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Minnesota Adoption Records to be Digitized.

The State of Minnesota has put out for bid a project entailing the digitizing of about 5 million pages of Minnesota adoption records. The records go back as early as the 1890s, but most will start about 1917, as that’s when the state started systematically collecting adoption records. The records run from the 1890s to […]

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Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos

Last week we looked at a great webinar on CD from our own Leland Meitzler: Chasing Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors. This webinar is just one of many great webinars available from Legacy Family Tree. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use […]

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Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians

From scanner or camera, digital images, namely photographs, have become a part of everyday life. Even older photographs, on paper or film, are commonly converted to digital format. Documents, letters, notes, books, and just about anything else on paper can be scanned and preserved in digital format. This include vital records. Opinions vary widely on […]

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Organizing and Sharing Digital Images

Last week I reviewed Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos by Geoff Rasmussen. In the webinar, Geoff provided professional guidance and expertise on scanning and modifying Digital images: Learning how to digitize photographs and documents Choosing the resolution (dpi) setting Choosing the best file type (.tif, .jpg, etc.) Fixing and repairing photos and […]

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Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos

Even though some technologies may become widely used, changes in those technologies require constant learning and adaptation. Sometimes, people just don’t need a certain technology when it becomes available, but later find a use for it. For others, we sometimes just forget how to do something and need a refresher. Having a resource, a guide, […]

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Great New Book! Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques and Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians

My friend, Geoff Rasmussen, has been working on a new book for those of us who wish to use digital images. The book is finally finished and going to press. The book details (using both text and graphics) how to scan, organize, preserve, share, and backup your digital images. I highly recommend the book, in […]

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