3Scanning book - repost with comment - testing for Gordon Lane
- Jul 27, 2002Original Subject: Guide to Scanning & software news
Has anyone seen a copy of the book by Larry Ledden, "The Complete Guide to
Scanning (4th edition)"? It is listed by Global, the genealogy mail-order in
Ontario 146 pages, plastic comb binding. Lots of advice in books and
mailing list about scanning for archival purposes but rarely any
suggestions for planning a family history project with dozens or hundreds of
pictures for each branch.
Current project has good results with images of various shapes and sizes in
a FTM 9 book project using book text items. Some complications with images
in a FO 10 Journal with multiple scrapbooks because some images need to be
printed 6 inches wide and others about 8 inches high to read the
handwriting. GEDCOM opened in a different genealogy program requires a lot
of editing to print a readable book report.
Here is an example of a FTM 9 GEDCOM opened in FO 10 which joins facts
together in computerized sentences and uses a few different fields for
She appeared on the census in 1881 in Age 1, Lunella?. She appeared on the
census in 1891 in Age 11. She appeared on the census in 1901 in not with
parents. She died on May 19, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta. She was buried in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. She Memo in Lucy made hats during her
early days in Calgary. She was a in Lucy and Gordon farmed at Rowley,
Alberta. She resided in retired to Calgary, Alberta.
Image file naming system (date first) that I use with FTM doesn't work as
well for a database with links to dozens/hundreds of images in a single
folder. Image numbering system based on RIN is a worry for a FO customer
with 1000 pictures because a GEDCOM transfer required for RootsMate might
change RIN numbers.
Advanced features used in a single genealogy program may not transfer
accurately to another genealogy program -- multiple names, multiple sources
for the same event, witnesses, location notes, characters used to indicate
private notes or surnames, date ranges, long notes or long source citations.
Software news in alphabetical order:
AQ had a call for beta testers for a new version
BK 6 continues to have frequent updates
FO 10 author Bruce is working on a new genealogy program called RootsMate
FTM has online Knowledge Base updated regularly
Generations has two packages distributed by Broderbund as of July 2002
Legacy 4 June 2002 build, some reports missing names from book index
PAF 5.2 new version available for download
Pocket Genealogist for Pocket PC has a public Beta
TMG 5.02 has charts, no reports yet, WinXP recommended by list participants