I have many notebooks and files of papers at home, filled
with copies of census pages, military records, and passenger list photocopies.
But more and more these days, I am saving census and other online images as well
as microfilm images to my flashdrive. I just pop the flashdrive (jumpdrive,
portable drive, memory stick) into the slot, click save, select my flashdrive
as the destination, then type a brief description (i.e., “Holt 1930 Miller Co AR”)
and click save. That way, I can pull up the image anytime, and can enlarge it
to examine small print.
When you visit The Genealogy Center, remember to bring your
portable drive to save images you locate. Just be sure that your drive does not
hold any program (.exe) files, as our system will not allow those files access.