4 Ways to Use a Document Scanner for Family History
6/9/2014
What can a document scanner do for your genealogy search? Let us count the ways.
As a genealogist, you probably accumulate a lot of papers—correspondence, charts, notes and photocopied records. Then add on the receipts, financial records, newspaper clippings, business cards and other documents that pile up when you’re pursuing other interests. To control the clutter and keep everything organized, you could buy another filing cabinet—or consider an alternate solution: a document scanner.

Traditional, flatbed scanners usually handle only one page at a time, and are good for photos and fragile documents. A document scanner, though, has an automatic document feeder (ADF) so you can quickly scan multiple pages. Insert a stack of papers and in a flash, they’re converted into a file on your computer.