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  • 2 Oct 2020 2:52 PM
    Message # 9279655

    This is the place to ask questions, offer comments and suggestions, and to seek advice. We suggest you limit the messages here to genealogy-related topics (genealogy research, genealogy advice, DNA, online genealogy databases, software, and related topics.

    Any off-topic messages (spam, profanity, derogatory comments, personal attacks, or non-genealogy-related topics) will be deleted. In other words, only post messages here if your mother would be proud of your words!

    Last modified: 4 Oct 2020 6:23 PM | Anonymous
  • 9 Nov 2020 10:00 AM
    Reply # 9352823 on 9279655

    Our library is considering the purchase of a scanner that will scan oversize items such as blueprints or oversize photos and a machine to convert our microfilm to a digital format. Does anyone have any recommendations or can link me to any recent reviews on such equipment? 


    Joel Reese

  • 11 Nov 2020 9:10 AM
    Reply # 9357733 on 9279655

    You might check out The Best Scanners for 2020 on PCMag's web site at:

    I find the PCMag reviews to be more trustworthy than most of the other so-called review sites that often turn out to be thinly-veiled advertisements.

    Last modified: 12 Nov 2020 8:53 AM | Anonymous
  • 14 Dec 2020 3:35 PM
    Reply # 9429477 on 9279655

    I can't find any other place on the new website to ask this, but it is related to saved images:  I use Windows 10 and frequently use Print Scrn, which works well EXCEPT that it truncates an inch off both sides. Does anyone know how I could set it to save the entire screen image? 

  • 25 Apr 2021 1:38 PM
    Reply # 10349708 on 9279655

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