You have some old family documents that you would like to have scanned and returned to you. You consider them very valuable and don’t want them lost. Here’s our recommendation: check the box below to have the items returned to you and consider mailing the items via USPS Certified Mail. We’ll scan your documents and contact you to arrange return shipping.
You found a pile of old city directories in your Aunt Sally’s attic. You’re tired of moving them around, but think that someone else might find them useful. Here’s our recommendation: Send these items via USPS Media Mail (which is very affordable). We’ll scan them and put them online – and you won’t have to worry about them taking up space.
You have an original copy of the Declaration of Independence that is fragile and deteriorating. Since we can’t accept deteriorating documents, you should not send this to us. You should immediately take it to Sotheby’s to be auctioned for millions of dollars. The point here: If something has an extremely high value, do you want to risk its loss by the Postal Service or damage by one of our scanners (rare, but possible).
Mocavo offers free scanning of your historical and genealogical documents! We scan books, documents and any standard-size paper sheets to bring them online for you and the rest of the Mocavo Community. Please read below for instructions and some limitations to this service.
Upon showing an interest in her family’s past, Mocavo community member Olivia inherited her Grandfather’s Military Yearbook as a family hand-me-down. Sadly, both of her Grandfathers passed away before she was born, but her family kept documents and pictures to add personality to the stories of her ancestors. As she learned more details about her Grandfather, she was inspired to pay tribute to him by writing a book about his life. She hopes by sending in his yearbook to Mocavo, others will be able to find information and become inspired by their own ancestors’ stories.
Contributed by: Olivia Jewell
Captivated when her father first hinted at the possibility of a family feud, Mocavo Community member Dorothy knew that she needed to uncover a family secret buried in the past. Over time, Dorothy and her brother were able to piece together the mystery of the family feud through “good ol’ hard research”. When she heard that Mocavo offered a free scanning program, she wanted to quickly take advantage.
“I always wanted to compile a book on it, but it is not going to get done (I am 80). So, where will this file end up? It needed to be duplicated to preserve it for whoever might be interested — a Wallace descendant — in compiling it into a book. That is why I made the decision to have it scanned through your free scanning program — which I REALLY appreciated! It has given me peace of mind, knowing that it can be available to others, preferably to the descendants of the people involved.” – Dorothy Walker
Contributed by: Dorthy Walker
Throughout her research, Mocavo Community Member Elizabeth was delighted to discover her family’s surname listed multiple times in Civil War records. To her surprise, she was able to find a relation to a father and two brothers that fought in the war. Wanting to be able to share this information with her family, Elizabeth was able to scan all but one document on her own. She sent her last document, a Civil War Pension File, to Mocavo so that she complete her digitization of her own records and preserve the files for future generations to enjoy.
Contributed by: Elizabeth Thorpe
Documents that are scanned by Mocavo for our subscribers can not be removed from Mocavo.com.
Please know that currently any books we receive will have their binding removed to facilitate the scanning. We understand that this is an inconvenience, but it is presently the only option to provide users with free scanning. If you would like the documents returned to you, in addition to the digital download of the files, please check the corresponding box and we will contact you about pricing for return shipping. Please copy all of the information on your personalized label after you click Get Shipping Address.
Please arrange your documents in the order and orientation you wish to have them scanned. That way we scan each document properly and in order.