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…
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.