Have an interesting family history picture? Win a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner!


Do you have photos, drawings, quilts, or even coins and jewelry that you would like to digitally preserve for your family history?  If so, are you familiar with the Flip-Pal mobile scanner?  The Flip-Pal is a compact, cordless, battery-powered scanner that uses patented flip-and-scan technology to scan photos safely while they are still in the album or frame.

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

We’ve teamed-up with our friends at Flip-Pal to offer one of their mobile scanners, a scanner cover, and our Personal Historian software  to one lucky RootsMagic user!  How can you be that lucky user?  Easy.  We’re looking for the most-interesting family history picture and an accompanying story.

To enter, e-mail your most-interesting family history picture with an accompanying story to flip@rootsmagic.com by Sunday, October 21, 2012.

The five (5) most interesting pictures, as judged by RootsMagic staff, will be placed online from Monday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 30, 2012 where the public will be able to vote for their pick of the most-interesting family history picture and story.

Results will be announced on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.  The person who submitted the picture and story with the most votes will receive a Flip-Pal mobile scanner, a Deluxe Carry Case with Pocket, and a copy of Personal Historian personal and family history writing software (retail value $209.93).  The four (4) runner-ups will all receive a copy of Personal Historian personal and family history writing software (retail value $29.95).

Don’t forget, you have until Sunday, October 21 to e-mail your entries to flip@rootsmagic.com.  Good luck!

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I have a scanner on my phone so I do not miss any documents when I am at the library.I have not purchased the Flip Pal yet.

Sounded like a fun challenge. I seem to have many strange pictures.

I have one and I love it
Take it wherever I go
Shirley Flieth

It took me a long time to find the support for the family story, but I finally did. Henry or Heinrich Sauerwein met his wife to be Sophia Reuther on a ship crossing the Atlantic. But in the crossing, while headed for NYC, the wind died down for a long period. They had a dance to pass the time and while having this dance a fierce storm came upon them and drove the ship off course. It finally came to America in New Orleans – one of the first ships to this port after being won over by the Great Army of the Republic. Sophia swore, that she would never dance again, and they say she never did. I finally found their names on the ships manifest, because of her name. Right next to her on the list was Heinrich Fauerwein, with an “F”. At least that is how it was filed. But looking at the handwriting, it is a clear capital “S”. They came on the Jeanne Alice, a French ship, all the way from Le Havre. There is more work to do, but it was a good find.

I would like to know who won the Flip Pal, see their picture and read their story. Is this possable? Thanks