At-a-glance tips, checklist, charts and resources for scanning, file organization and digital backup from the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes.
You’ll love this if…
- You want to preserve and share family keepsakes digitally
- You’re seeking guidance for scanning family history photos and documents
- You want advice on which scanning tools and settings are best for archival purposes
- You want a quick-reference guide to key digitization techniques and strategies
Need help digitally preserving all the physical genealogy “stuff” you’ve accumulated-documents, photos, ephemera, family artifacts? You need the Digitizing Your Genealogy Cheat Sheet! Developed by Family Tree Magazineand Denise May Levenick as a companion to her book How to Archive Family Keepsakes, this Cheat Sheet is a quick-reference guide to solutions for your questions and conundrums about scanning, organizing and backing up files, and even whittling down your bulging paper piles.
This six-page PDF features:
- hints for using a digital camera to copy genealogy documents
- seven steps to break the paper habit
- hard-drive backup checklist
- data-storage quick guide comparing capacities, prices and uses for six types of storage media
- scanner selection quick guide outlining the best uses for various scanning devices
- 10 tips for using a flatbed scanner
- scanning guidelines chart of scanner settings for different genealogy items, from photos to textiles
- roundup of scanning resources
- 12 strategies for naming files and organizing folders on your hard drive
- file-naming cheat sheet
- digitizing checklist
Use the at-a-glance strategies, tips and resources in the Digitizing Your Genealogy Cheat Sheet to jump-start your family history digitization projects!