New Scanner

West Yorkshire Archives (Bradford) now have a brand new Covergold Bookeye 4 scanner. The Society has paid £6,000 to help in the purchase of this equipment which will help both visiting researchers and the archivists.


It is an A3 scanner that will not only scan books and documents using the traditional flat base,  but can scan books and documents that would not be allowed near a traditional scanner or photocopier as they cannot be laid flat. The scanner bed can be changed to be a V shape that will hold the book in place without damaging the spine. The scanner then produces an image that looks flat. Pure magic! Images can then be printed and/or saved on a USB stick. Don’t forget to take your own USB stick with you.

The scanner can be used by anyone visiting the Archives, but Bradford Family History Society Members will get a discount on the price of the paper copies or camera license (if using a USB stick). To get the discount just contact the Chairman with your name and membership number (

Non-members can always join the Society please see our website at and go to the Membership page.



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