Family History

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Richard Brown, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. scifan57

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    How far back does the archive go? Can you read articles from the Times, written at the time of the American Revolution, for example?
     
  2. Richard Brown

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    The earliest Year I can find at present is the 1718 Stamford Mercury.

    New pages and publications are being added constantly. I don't believe The Times will be added to the site. The Times, of course, has it's own digital archive.

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
     
  4. Richard Brown

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    There is a potentially useful app which converts your iPad into a portable scanner. The app is in the iTunes Store.

    There is a useful article and walk through tutorial in April's edition of Who Do You Think You Are.

    Here are results of some test scans. I have taken a photo - left hand image - and a scan - right hand image - to compare results.


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    A feature of the scan is the ability to "flatten" curved pages.
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    I need to work on my technique to improve the scanned image. The scan is in colour to let fine lines show more clearly.
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    This document is from the companion book to that from which I scanned the map. The B&W scan is pretty good. I had to decrease brightness to show fine details.

    The app has great potential and could save me forking out £126+ for a portable scanner. Also, having this app on board increases the versatility of my iPad which already has my family tree on board.

    My iPad is becoming a great tool to use in the field :)

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    Unless I missed it, you didn't mention the app's name. I use Scanner Pro. It has all the features you mentioned, plus the ability to save the results to Evernote; where, if you have a pro account, the document gets scanned for text to make it more search friendly.
     
  6. Richard Brown

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    Hi Twerppoet, it's Fasterscan.

    I mentioned the name under the ingenious thread, and wanted to avoid announcing the app 2X in different threads. ;)

    The ability to search for text in a scanned document may be available in the paid for version of the app. I haven't check that out.

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    Ahhhh. . .

    To be clear, the text search option is a feature of the Evernote Premier account. It has nothing to do with the scanning app, at least not the Scanner Pro app.
     
  8. Richard Brown

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    Thanks for clearing up that, Twerppoet. :)

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