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Check out 50 Gifts for Genealogists this Christmas

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Do you have relatives who want gift ideas?

Check out this blog by Diane Boumenot, One Rhode Island Family. Great ideas!

50 Gifts for Genealogists this Christmas


The best little scanner in the world – Flip Pal

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

FP7-with-shadow-450wideAbout a year ago, I discovered the Flip Pal. I knew right away that this would be a wise purchase. I ordered one and and decided to invest in an Eye-Fi card to go with it.

It was one of the best investments I’ve made.

I keep getting sidetracked, but I have made pretty good progress scanning the thousands of photos I have gathered over the decades. The Flip Pal is the most convenient tool for scanning that I’ve come across in years.

I can sit in my living room, watch a movie and scan, scan, scan. I can easily travel with it in a little case I purchased separately.

Within a few minutes, the pictures I’ve scanned hit my digital Eye-Fi folder and an email announces that I can access them for a few days. I save them to a folder on my iMac or to a Dropbox folder so I can access them from anywhere.

And, if it weren’t enough to be able to scan quickly and easily, I was touched to learn that Flip Pal has a “Flip Pal Cares” team that went to hurricane-ravaged New Jersey. They scanned and posted photos found in the Hurricane Sandy debris so they won’t be lost forever. Hopefully, the photos will be united with their owners. I can’t imagine losing all my family history information and historic photographs along with all my other possessions. You’re doing a good thing here, Flip Pal.

I bought mine from Amazon. I didn’t buy the case, since I thought it was a little pricey and always seem to have extra pouches, cases, and carryon bags around my house.