Ancestry.com is offering a free scanning service on their professional scanning equipment for attendees at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati this week. I was a bit surprised yesterday when I stopped by room 238 where the scanning is taking place. There were no customers at all at the time I was there. I was told there had been customers earlier, but that "business" was generally slow.
This is a great service and has been very popular at past conferences. Conference attendees can provide the documents and photographs, while Ancestry provides flash drives to contain the scanned images. Scanning is done on professional-grade industrial scanners. The charge? Zero. Zip. NADA.
This is a great deal! You need to come by the room and set up an appointment for a 30 minute session. Sessions will run from 9 until 5, Wednesday through Friday, and 9 to 1 on Saturday.
If you are at the conference and have documents or photographs with you, stop in an make an appointment. If you live in the Cincinnati area and are commuting in daily, get out some old documents or photographs tonight and take them in tomorrow morning. If you are in town without old documents or photographs, remember that Ancestry.com performs the same free service at many of the larger genealogy conferences around the country. Plan ahead for your next conference!
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