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What To Do With Old Recipes?

We've got my mother's old recipe box, my husband's mother's old recipe box, and his grandmother's old recipe box. We want to be able to share these family memories with other relatives so we've decided to digitize the recipe cards.

With Covid-19 restrictions starting to lift, I got an appointment at a local Family History Center where I was able to use a high speed photo scanner (in the image below) to digitize old family postcards, recipe cards, and some photos.

You can use this Find a Family History Center link to look up a center near you (they're free) and then select "Website" where you can read about the offerings at that FHC. Specifically, look at the "Hardware and Equipment" so you'll know what type of scanners they have. The image below shows the high-speed scanner I used for recipe cards, postcards, and photos.

I brought an external hard drive (in the image below) and transferred the images from the FHC computer to my hard drive. I…

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#TuesdayTip and #TuesdayTech – Google browser helps

If you use Google Chrome as your internet browser/search engine, they have a couple of helpful features in the URL window.

Here's an example URL in a Google Chrome search window:

In the image above, you can click on the URL window (if you're using Google Chrome for your browser) and a QR code appears in the URL window. Click the QR code icon and a larger QR code appears. You can use the QR scanner app on your phone to scan the code and it will open this URL/website on your phone.

This is a simple help to let you open a desktop website on your phone. So if you're working on a desktop computer but want to send the link to your phone, you'll use this QR code in the URL window. You will need to have a QR code scanner app on your phone. Go to your phone's App Store and download a free QR code scanner.

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RootsTech Connect 2021 Video Tour

Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention. At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech). Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions. Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
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