Ah – a dream of every genealogist is to have photos, letters, and other pieces of paper that give a clue as to the everyday life of our ancestors.
Well, since I’ve been letting everyone in my family know that I am doing genealogy (and trust me, it hasn’t been an easy task to get everyone to listen), they began giving me boxes and boxes of photos, letters, funeral cards – you name it.
While I love these precious items because they bring my family to life in ways that a census record never could, I get a headache just thinking about scanning, labeling, and storing all of these items safely.
It is a daunting task! I want to make sure that I do all of this right so that my children may have these items someday. But how do you do it right? Well – that requires research, lots and lots of research.
I know that one of the few things that are keeping my sane is playing music as I scan. The good beat atleast keeps me from loosing my mind!
So what are some of the things that YOU recommend to make scanning easier, more enjoyable, and safe for your items? I would love to hear from you guys!