Collecting the Fabric of a Life
How do we collect the multidimensional aspect of a life? Using a Flip-Pal® mobile scanner we can scan 2D and 3D parts of a life for a history. So many things are available for saving digitally: lace scan from a delicate 16th century wedding dress, fragile documents that you don’t want to take to a copy store, a questionable date on a tombstone, the rusted sign from an ancestor’s business, the carbon copy of a land deed. All this and more can be scanned using the Flip-Pal® mobile scanner.
When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3000+ members of GeneaBloggers, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.