Doing Family History: What I learned from a World War II veteran

  • Research pricing and services at photo digitizing services and copy services for digital scans. (Ted asked me to do this saying “I wouldn’t even know what to ask for!”)
  • Advise Ted to keep writing up his descriptions to prepare his pages for scanning. (Note: Ted is comfortable doing this already, so I see it as the easiest way for him to do this task, rather than voice recording or typing.)
  • Get Ted’s pages scanned and saved onto a flash drive. (I’ll go into the details of JPG vs. TIFF vs. PDF formats in another post).
  • Help Ted (or recruit a tech-savvy family member) to get the digital file ready for printing.
  • Find a good deal for printing the digital file with a cover and spiral binding the way Ted likes it.
  • Help Ted (or show a family member how) to get his digital file out to the family. Ted knows how to share his printed book.

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