As more information becomes available online for our research, we rarely need to scan a copy from a book or print out a copy from microfilm. Instead, we can capture a digital copy. Let’s look at options for doing this.
If we are lucky, the site where the information is available provides an option to download the image. I prefer to download and then name the file in a way that is consistent with my naming pattern for certain records. For example: “1930CensusNDRichlandCoSMITH family”. The best file naming system is the one that makes sense to you and that you will use!
What if the site you’re viewing images/records on does not have its own download option? You can try these:
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