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Scanners and Equipment

Scanner Basics Videos

Scanning Basics: Before You Start Video

Scanning Documents, Photos, And Slides: The Basics For Genealogists Video

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To learn more about a particular scanner click on the thumbnail or name of the scanner.

Types of Scanners

                      

Photo Feed: #97, 98                                          Document Feed: #43, 44

Rapidly scan photos through a feeder.           Rapidly scan documents 

                                                                                through a feeder.

 

                                  

Flatbed: #35-38                                                Bookeye Overhead

Scan books, documents or pictures                Scan books quickly with 

one page at a time.                                              less wear on spine.  

 

                                     

Slides/Negatives Flatbed: #39-41           Slide Carousel Scanner

Scan slides and negatives                                Scan slowly but in high quality.

slowly but in high quality.     

                                     

Shotbox                                                          Microfilm ScanPro 3000 

Use a camera phone to take images             Auto-scan library microfilm

in this photo-light studio.     

 

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Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog

Films

FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanner Reservations

FamilySearch

FamilySearch*

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
(BYU campus)

MyHeritage Libarary Edition

MyHeritage
Library Edition
(BYU campus)

Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

Mormon Migration

Mormon Migration

The Family History Guide

The Family History Guide

County Histories

County Histories
(BYU access)

Fold3.com

Fold3
(BYU access)

WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
(BYU access)

Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
(BYU access)

"BYU access" means that the item is accessible on BYU campus or remotely for logged-in BYU students and faculty. If labeled “BYU campus” then it is available anywhere on BYU campus, but not remotely. "BYU Library" indicates that you may only access the resource while physically at the BYU Library. (If you have a personal account with any of these sites, you can access them anywhere. If so, it is best to access them directly rather than using these links.)

*FamilySearch is accessiable anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center. BYU Library is also designated as a family history center allowing access to these images.