This is a follow up to the post «Scanned Church Records».


Directly above the scanned images you will see a bar (marked in red, #1), and under the bar (marked in orange, #2) you will see a toggle control. The toggle control allows you to move back and forth in the records by using the arrows to search one page at a time. You can also rotate the image, invert it, etc. On the right side, (marked in green, #4), you will find a Side menu with more information about the source.

The tool bar is very helpful. If you hold your mouse over each icon you will see an explanation for what clicking on each icon can do for you. You can also hide and show the tools by clicking on the toggle control.

You can also toggle to a full screen by clicking on the expandable arrows which is the fourth button from the right. To revert back, click on the same button again. The third button from the right will copy the source information into your clipboard.

In the older version of Digital Archives there was an option to make two kinds of PDF from the viewer, but making a PDF is a little bit different now.

You must first create an user account, and sign in.


Go to Sign In (see the red box at the top) and create an account by using your email address and choosing a password. You will then be sent a confirmation email from Digital Archives. You must now click on the link in the email to confirm you have received it. You are now registered and may proceed.

Go back to your search record. The last button will hide or show the reference side. But let’s go back to the arrow that points down – the second from right.


From here you can add an image. You will see that as soon as the image is added, the number of images you have added will come up in the booklet.

You can make a booklet two ways. You can make it from one image or you could take an interval of pages, for example, pages 28-38, which will generate one PDF with all of your images together. You have to click start interval and stop interval. When using the slider bar to choose your pages, click stop interval and generate PDF.

For example, if you start on image/page 4 and then drag the slider bar to image/page 14 and go back and stop the interval, you can click on booklet on the top of the screen and click on create booklet on the bottom. The booklet will then contain the pages 4-14, and you will have an option of downloading the booklet or sending it by email.

Adding images from several church records

If you want to add images for one person to your booklet, you can add events such as birth, confirmation, marriage and death. After you have finished adding all the images that you want in the booklet, you can give the active booklet a name such as «Birth Jenny Marie Engebretsen 1875», and click on Save to the right. You can also include the cover and index page when you create a booklet if you choose. Click Create booklet. This might take some time depending on the size.

You could now Download the Booklet, or send it by email. If the booklet you have created is not too large, it can be sent by email to someone you are working with. A larger sized Booklet has to be shared in places like Dropbox.


If you like to use print images in your genealogy records, family tree program or you want to keep printed documents in a binder for a particular person or family, you can still do that. This blog post will continue, and you will learn more about how to print images etc. in the next blogpost.