Lately there has been a lot written and said about the new selection of wand-type scanners for use in genealogical research. My problem with my use of the wand scanners that I have tried is my inability to get a nice equal scan. This is probably due to my lack of patience or shaky hands.
When I first got involved in genealogy, before the current popularity of wand-type scanners, a research assistant at NARA told me that the only scanners they would allow is flatbed. My research led me to the wonderful portable-sized Canon LiDE200 Color Image Scanner.
I have to admit the size of the wand scanner makes it so-o-o-o tempting! It takes up so little space! But for me the Canon LiDE200 is easier to use and priced better.
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