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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NEW! Explore Historical Images at FamilySearch

FamilySearch has a helpful, new feature called Explore Historical Images with nearly 4.5 billion images of historical documents. You'll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view these images. They created a database of image collections (image collections are ones that haven't been made searchable by names because no index has yet been created). This collection can be searched by a place, date, and record-type which will return a group of image collections, some of which may have been indexed. "Search results are grouped in the images sets that are based on the original book, folder or film reel that they were received in." Looking at digitized images is similar to searching with a microfilm reader or fiche reader, it takes time. But with most people still in quarantine due to Covid-19 restrictions, perhaps we have time in abundance. If you need a map to guide your research, you can also search the OnGenealogy Directory by l…
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FREE – DNA test uploads & forever features at MyHeritage DNA – thru 18 Dec 2019

This week only, MyHeritage is offering Forever FREE access to advanced DNA features on kits uploaded by December 18, 2019 at midnight (no $29 annual fee to unlock the kit).*   This means:   if you've already DNA tested at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, or LivingDNA and can access your test results (instructions below), you can download those test results from your provider and upload them (before December 18th at midnight) to MyHeritage DNA and be grandfathered in to free advanced features forever. (Usually you pay a $29/year unlock fee to get these features.)   if you missed the deadline last December 16, 2018, to be grandfathered in to the free advanced DNA features, you can re-upload your DNA to get grandfathered in to this deal for free advanced features/no annual unlock fee.   NOTE: MyHeritage will not automatically change the fees/features for your existing uploads. If one or more of your DNA uploads is not already grandfathered in to fre…
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