There are lot of technological aids that can help the genealogist.
- Consider purchasing a digital camera that can make high resolution macros (close-ups). This useful for taking pictures of old pictures or documents.
- Using a flash can be detrimental to old prints. A tripod can be helpful to steady the caemera when going ‘flashless’
- Consider using your digital camera to photograph your ancestor’s tombstone. Take many photos from different angles in different light taking care to capture the writing clearly.
- If funds allow purchase a laptop and portable scanner for the on-the-road-genealogy trips.