…that is the question.
That’s my paraphrase of William Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be, that is the question.”
I spent hours attempting to gather the needed information. Some sites good, some sites appeared to be an advertisement for their paid services. I’m uncertain whether I’ve learned a substantive answer to my question.
Spend money, take an instructional course: Digitize Your Family History
This link about scanning photos: Genealogy Weekend Warrior Project 4: Find, Scan, and Save Your Photos
This link possibly the best information for me at this time: Sort, Scan, Share: How to NOT Drown in Family Memorabilia/
No, no, this one is even better: Your Personal Archiving Project: Where Do You Start?