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Some time ago my mother gave me one of my great grand mother’s receipt books from managing the family farm. It is a long and narrow ruled book where she logged all of farm expenses and income.  This book was for 1942.

My mother asked me to scan a few pages of her receipt book.  I didn’t scan a few pages I scanned the entire ledger including the pages that were oversized and the ones that were “stapled” with a straight pin.

Receipt book

cover & 2 pages

At Leave A Legacy we scanned each page and saved them as individual jpg files (just like the files from a digital camera). Then we resized each page so that they would fit on an 8.5″ x 11″ page. We printed them in color and two sided and trimmed off the excess. We then used some 11″ steel spines to bind it with clear covers.

One of the pages shows the money that was paid to the hired hand Wendell.  That hired hand married one of their daughters…he is my grandpa.  He ended up getting the whole farm for himself eventually.

In our family it’s always the oldest of the oldest that gets all of the family memorabilia passed on to them.  That means that several family members, me included, are left out.  With Leave A Legacy in Fort Collins and Denver on your side everyone in the family can have a copy.

What unique family memorabilia to you have that needs to be preserved and duplicated?  Leave A Legacy can scan almost anything….see if you can stump us!