End of September Genealogy deals

  RootsTech 2018 registration is open! Visit RootsTech.org for more details and discounted pricing-up to $100 off the regularly priced package! Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information. You might also want to consider renting a home or apartment through vrbo.com or a similar site. (At vrbo.com I usually sort by "price low to high" and use the "more filters" to specify if I need internet, multiple bathrooms, etc. If you use the map feature to see which homes/apartments are closest to the Convention Center, the Salt Palace Convention Center is on the left/west side of West Temple between 200 South and South Temple. You'll need to have a rental car or use a taxi/Uber/public transportation for many of these rentals. If you rent a car, there's parking beneath the Convention Center for $10/day and I always get there before 9 am and have always been able to find parking. There's other public parking as well, but this is the best pa…
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RootsTech 2018 registration and other September specials!

  RootsTech 2018 registration opens Wednesday, September 20th! Read the FamilySearch media release for more details and discounted pricing Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information If you can't attend in SLC, we'll share their livestreaming, free class list when it's announced!       Save Your Photos Month is wrapping up! SaveYourPhotos.org has a link to events worldwide. Visit their site for resources on how to save and protect your photos.   Some fun ideas for September from the web include: Rachel LaCour Niesen's "A Professional Genealogist's Tips for Uncovering Family History in Old Photos" AncestralFindings' "How to Make Sure the Story of Your Family Heirlooms Don't Get Lost" FamilyTree's "Create a Family Newsletter" Family Locket's review of Family History Subscription Boxes for Kids StoryboardThat has free and subscription versions of the…
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Fee or Free Photo Scanning

  Fee or Free Photo Scanning If you're like me, you have piles of old, printed photos begging to be digitized. I even took mine out of old albums & scrapbooks and threw the albums away (I don't recommend this). But before you take on the enormous task of digitizing your photos, make sure you have the right tools. It makes no sense to hand scan small photos, one by one, on a flatbed scanner or with a phone app. There's a better tool available that is a huge time-saver--E-Z Photo Scan. E-Z Photo Scan sells & rents multiple scanners but my favorite by far has been the model that allows you to stack 30-60 smaller photos in a pile and it auto feeds them into the scanner, names the file (according to your instructions), and can output in multiple file formats. It will run a stack of photos through in minutes. It can take a scan of both sides of your photo as it runs it through. (There are other options for larger photos and photos/scrapbooks that can't be bent in any …
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