Today is the monthy Scanfest hosted by Miram Robbins, author of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog. I plan on attending this today but want to be more prepared that last month. I have several probate files that I copied while in South Carolina this past May. I want to have them available digitally to enhance and preserve them.
Normally with digital images that I download, I put the source citiatation inside the image itself by expanding the canvas and copying/pasting the citation. Since I am scanning from a paper copy, I don’t want to do all of the scanning and then go back and edit the image. Plus, I want to have the source citation on the original copies I made. So prior to scanning, I made labels and put them on the paper copies themselves. It was super fast and easy.
- I used my Legacy Family Tree genealogy software to create the citation. I used the source clipboard to enter all of the source details. Since the there is a preview of the output, I copied the text from here.
- Then I opened up MS Word and used the label template option to paste my citation. I am using an Avery 5160 label.
- Printed the labels and stuck one on each of my hard copies.
- Now I am ready to scan!