Where Can I Use My Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner?

Is it an overstatement to say that Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners are taking over the world? Maybe, but they are making a huge impact amongst genealogists – and others. Family historians have discovered them, and now can’t live without them, photographers have found just how useful they are, and those in the craft and scrapbooking industry have found them simply Ah-mazing.

While there are plenty of scanners ‘out there’, sadly not every archive repositry, library, museum, family history society or historical group allows use of the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner on-site. So to make everyone’s life a little easier we have started to compile a listing of places that do allow useage of the scanner on-site.

Initially this was going to be an Australia-wide list of repositories allowing use of Flip-Pal, but we’ve since decided to make it global. So whether you are a local user or traveller, please let us know if you have had experience at various places where you can use your scanner, we’d love to know. The organisations can be big or small, and can be from anywhere around the world (Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Canada, the US, anywhere in Europe – you get the idea). Let’s make this list really useful, but to do so, we need your help, by you telling us of your experiences on-site with your Flip-Pal Scanner.

This list will be constantly updated as we get further advice from users, or organisations themselves. We are willing to arrange a demonstration or supply a loan evaluation unit to any organistion in Australia.

Note that repositories that do allow use generally may not allow use on ALL documents or records.

You can send updates or evaluation requests to:
Mail: Gould Genealogy & History, PO Box 119, St Agnes, SA 5097 Australia
Phone: (08) 8263 2055
Email: inquiries@gould.com.au

AUSTRALIA – New South Wales
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YES – Deniliquin Genealogy Society
http://members.bordernet.com.au/~denifhg/
The Deniliquin Genealogy Society have a Flip-pal Scanner and are quite happy for the public to use it when the Society is open.

YES – Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
http://www.khs.org.au/

YES – Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society
http://www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au/

 

AUSTRALIA – Queensland
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YES – Genealogy Society of Queensland
http://www.gsq.org.au/

 

AUSTRALIA – South Australia
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YES – Gumeracha & District History Centre
http://www.gumeracha.com.au/history/

YES* -  South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society
*on selected items
http://www.genealogysa.org.au/

 

AUSTRALIA – Victoria
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YES  – Maffra Library (and Maffra Sugar Beet Museum)
http://maffrahs.blogspot.com.au/
All photography, scanning and any other form of copying of museum holdings, especially of archived photographs is only by prior arrangement with an authorised member, who will examine the records to ensure no restrictions apply before copying. A fee per photograph will apply for archived photographs scanned or photographed.

YES – Stratford Historical Society and Museum
http://stratfordhs.blogspot.com.au/
All photography, scanning and any other form of copying of museum holdings, especially of archived photographs is only by prior arrangement with an authorised member, who will examine the records to ensure no restrictions apply before copying. A fee per photograph will apply for archived photographs scanned or photographed.

 

UNITED STATES – Utah
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YES – Family History Library, Salt Lake City
https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library

 

UNITED STATES – Washington D.C.
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YES – US National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC
http://www.archives.gov/
NARA does not allow the use of hand-held scanners that are moved or rubbed across the face of documents.  However as it is hand-held, and is not moved across the record, the Flip-Pal  scanner has been used in the National Archives. But ALWAYS ask the current room monitor for permission before using on ANY document or photograph.

 

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