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How to Scan Photos Fast

  If you want to scan photos fast, this is the tool you need to find - a batch feed photo scanner - and you may be able to use one for free.   Batch Feed Photo Scanners These scanners allow you to stack piles of photos on the scanner and the device feeds them through, one by one, and will output them as high resolution scans. Some specs Scan batches of  25 photos in less than one minute Photos sized 8x10 to very small Resolutions from 300 to 1200 dpi File outputs may include TFF, JPEG, and more Options to scan the front and back of each photo Options to auto-adjust for red-eye Options for auto-cropping Options for rotating images Options for outlining photos in black/white/or no outline Many more settings   Find a Free Scanner Here are the places to check for free batch photo scanners: Your local LDS Family History Center or Affiliate FamilySearch Library -  these are located worldwide and many have free scanners, …
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How to Use Your Public Library for Genealogy Research

  Public libraries subscribe to online research databases in behalf of their patrons. Some of these databases permit you to access them from a home computer with a current library card and password while others can only be used onsite.       Online and Onsite Genealogy Databases Some popular library databases for genealogy and family history include: Accessible Archives African American Newspapers - Historic newspapers published by African Americans African American Heritage - primary source material specifically for African American family history and genealogy African American Historical Newspapers - Historic newspapers published by or primarily concerned with communities of African Americans American Ancestors - US Census data & other genealogy record sets America's GeneaologyBank - a library version of this historic newspaper site Ancestry - US Census data & other genealogy record sets Biography Resource Cente…
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How to Import Your Free FamilySearch Family Tree at Ancestral Quest & Create a GEDCOM File

  Ancestral Quest partners with FamilySearch and provides one way to export a copy of your free FamilySearch Family Tree.   If you have a family tree at FamilySearch you can't download a GEDCOM file of your tree directly from FamilySearch but you have three options for creating a GEDCOM file so you'll have full control of your tree and which ancestors & descendants you want to have included.   This blog gives instructions for your first option,  How to Import Your Free FamilySearch Family Tree at Ancestral Quest and How to Create a GEDCOM file at Ancestral Quest.    I wanted a GEDCOM file with ancestors through my 5th great-grandparents and all their descendants. My GEDCOM file has roughly 34,000 names and took me 12 hours to import & create. I did my imports in batches because I was afraid thousands of names all in one fell swoop would crash the program. Adjust these instructions as needed for your tree and personal circumstances.   …
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