Posted on Jan 16, 2012
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Digital Photography for the Genealogist
A digital camera can be one of your most valued genealogical research tools. A digital camera allows you to effectively acquire records and preserve documents, cut your reproduction costs by a minimum of 50%, and achieve three times more with your available time. Learning how to preserve, catalog, and file images for easy access is also a great benefit.
As I have sought to learn about my ancestors, I’ve been fortunate to travel to some of the areas where my ancestors lived. I have had the opportunity to do on-site research at local courthouses, libraries, genealogical societies, family cemeteries, and long-ago home sites—as well as meet new “cousins.”
These experiences have ranged from half-day excursions to a