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Renaming record-image.jpg files and other files with generic download names

I'm struggling with the problem of how to name digital images that I download from FamilySearch.org. When the "Save As" dialog box pops up in Windows, there is usually a filename populating the ...
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Is saving both sides of Family History in Two rather than One Data Files recommended?

I have my mothers and fathers family history in book form. I would like to enter these books into a program but am wondering if I use two family data files or just one. I would like to share these ...
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How to index your own digitalized records?

I recently started to digitalize some church records. A photo of each double page, each double page between 5 and 15 entries. I got over 1000 photos which I renamed (church - running number - year - ...
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Digitizing old self adhesive photo albums

I have a ton of old self adhesive photo albums that I want to digitize. Most tutorials I find recommend removing the photos, but the albums are old enough that the adhesive has dried so if I remove ...
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How do I find LDS digital file 4548813?

I called the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to ask about an index for the film #1042404 - 1851 Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock - Census, and they told me that they have the film, but that it ...
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How should I organise my digital documents?

I have been trying for over 15 years now to come up with a system of folders for my family documents. As I'm sure most of you know it can be difficult. Without making duplicates of each document ...
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Where would I find an overhead scanner for public use/rent?

While I am unable to purchase an overhead scanner I cannot see another path to digitizing some of the family assets I have. I am hoping such scanners are available for use/rent in e.g., public ...
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How do I digitize documents that are folded or rolled?

I have received many newspaper clippings, certificates, photos, and other invaluable family heirlooms from a relative who would like them returned. Another question has given me great advice about ...
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Why are scanning devices (such as FlipPal) allowed in some archives, but not in others?

The American National Archives and Library of Congress both allow the scanning of documents with some scanners (see what's allowed and what's not). FlipPal is one of their approved ones. Lorine ...