Tuesday’s Tip: Bar Magnifiers

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Tuesday’s Tip: Bar Magnifiers

Today’s Tip is about my new best friend, the Carson Optical MR-25 MagniRead Bar Magnifier

I thought I wanted one of those magnifiers that enlarges an entire printed page, but this bar magnifier gave me better results. 

Good news: I was fortunate enough to receive some handwritten records that a great-great uncle in South Africa compiled. Bad news: this man had the tiniest handwriting in the history of paper + ink. Do yourself a favor if you haven’t already and get a bar magnifier. Your eyes will thank you!

By |29 Mar 2011|research tips|Comments Off on Tuesday’s Tip: Bar Magnifiers

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”