What is better, a photo or a xeroxed picture, then scanned? For years I've been xeroxing articles and pictures from genealogy books and just saving them, especially if there were photos I wanted to save. Many years ago, I saved them in my genealogy software, Family Tree Maker, until it slowed down my program when I backed up. Recently, I came across some photos taken with an inexpensive digital camera I carry at all times. These were of the same as those I had xeroxed a year ago.
The thought went through my mind, which of the two is better? I'll leave it up to you to decide. But, without a doubt, the photo was cheaper, because the xerox at the New England Historic and Genealogical Library (NEHGS) costs 25 cents. I played it safe with the camera and took four shots, natural light. Another options to capture an image is the popular Flip-Pal, written about by Susan Peterson in her post Lost Lost Relatives (parts 1 and 2). Please see my Note below.
Above was xeroxed, then scanned.
Above is the photo.
I think Phebe Bishop Jenkins and her husband, Charles Weston Jenkins look sharper in the photo.
Phebe was my 1st cousin 4 times removed.
Generation No. 1
1. CHARLES WESTON JENKINS (WESTON) was born July 31, 1805 in
Falmouth, Barnstable Co., , and died October 26, 1862. He married PHEBE BISHOP April 14, 1835 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., Massachusetts , daughter of URIAH BISHOP and LEVIA NEWELL. She was born March 26, 1812 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., Connecticut Connecticut, and died September 14, 1875 in Portland, Cumberland Co., . Maine
Children of CHARLES JENKINS and PHEBE BISHOP were:
i. EMILY HART JENKINS, b. February 23, 1836, Falmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; d. April 04, 1879, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine; m. WILLIAM WENTWORTH BROWN, February 06, 1861, Bangor, Maine; b. April 09, 1821, Clinton, Maine; d. 1914, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine.
ii. ELIZA BISHOP JENKINS, b. June 04, 1839,
Maine; d. August 05, 1856, Williamstown, Berkshire Co., . Massachusetts
iii. NEWELL SILL JENKINS, b. December 29, 1840, Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine; d. September 25, 1919, Havre, France; m. CLARA ELIZABETH UPTON, June 08, 1865, Bucksport, Hancock Co., Maine; b. April 21, 1844, Bucksport, Hancock Co., Maine; d. February 15, 1932, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
iv. HERBERT NORTON JENKINS, b. November 30, 1842; d. June 22, 1844.
v. HARRIET FRANCIS JENKINS, b. October 06, 1845; d. August 25, 1846.
vi. CHARLES WESTON JENKINS, b. September 18, 1852; d. February 19, 1853.