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Research Notes 2020-12-28

Research Notes

We’re almost into the new year. It’s a good time to “kick up” your family research efforts. Here are a few ideas to get you started . . .

How to Scan Documents With Your iOS or Android phone.

From Lifewire:

Updated features in iOS and Google Drive allow you to scan documents for free with your phone or tablet. A program or app performs the scan using your camera and, in many cases, converts it into a PDF automatically. This guide shows you how to do it, whether you own an Apple or Android device.

Lifewire has guides to get you started on both devices. Check it out!


Internet Archive Responds to Proposal for Major Copyright Reform

This week, the Internet Archive submitted a letter in response to a set of questions posed by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) regarding potential reforms to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the law that provides a safe harbor against copyright liability for Internet services who abide by notice and takedown obligations.

Internet Archive wants to see a copyright law that also supports digital publications in a way that makes it possible to borrow them much like print books.


The Family History Guide blog has an interesting article about Going through Town Records . While many of us think records are held at the county level. Yes, many areas do that. However, there are many other areas where local records are kept at the town level. Why is this important? Read the entire article and see how you can put this information to good use.


Have you registered yet for RootsTech Connect? Now’s the time! The conference is scheduled for February 25-27. You can get a look at what’s planned for this online conference at the RootsTech Connect blog.  Registration is now open


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