Old family records. Fading photographs. Newspapers. Rare books. Scraps of paper insignificant to any one else, but super important to those trying to put flesh on the bones of an ancestor. These items and more are often hidden away in historical societies, staffed by volunteers and others dedicated to preserving their town’s records. Getting access to these records is an important part of our genealogical research – so why not make it easier for them with a Flip-Pal mobile scanner?
Most historical societies are on a very limited budget, and the Flip-Pal’s nominal price of $149 is out of reach for many. However, think what your favorite historical society could do if they had access to this wonderful little scanner? Imagine all the small little documents and photographs that could be scanned and digitized. Or, how about those LARGE documents that could be “stitched” together?
Show your appreciation for your favorite historical society’s work today by donating a Flip-Pal mobile scanner! Don’t have the money? How about working together with your distant cousins to share the cost? I’ll bet you won’t be sorry! You may just find yourself with neat little items in your email inbox like the one shown above that I found in mine!