As families gather to celebrate Christmas we are provided with many opportunities to gather and share stories, pictures and documents of the past. Here are a few ideas and tools you can use to make the most of the holiday season.
Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a handy little tool. The small hand-held scanner has software that allows you to "stitch" together scans, which gives one the option of scanning a large picture or document. It is very easy to use! On the website Flip-Pal gives useful advice. It also has a program called StoryScans with which you can make a video mixing pictures and audio to put the story behind the picture together.
If you are unsure of what to ask your forebears, here is a list of 50 questions to ask your family member to garner the details of their lives. If 50 seems a bit daunting, Family Tree Magazine has this list of 20 questions. Lastly, if you are a died in the wool genealogist and your family expects you to interrupt Christmas dinner with questions about relatives past lives, here is a list of 150 questions!