Genealogy: Digitizing text with your scanner and OCR software

Genealogy: Digitizing text with your scanner and OCR softwareBy Barry J. Ewell

As a genealogist, I have my fair share of copied and printed material that range from family history books and stories to documentation. I am fine with most of the material simply being stored as digital images of the work; however, there are situations where I prefer to take the document and turn it into a Word document (doc) for easy distribution and sharing.  In these instances, I use Optical Character Recognition (OCR).    Continue reading