This is how the certificate looks in my hands.
Now you all know that I am a beginner when it comes to Genealogy. I would be willing to bet that some of you have figured this out already. But I'm going to share anyway. Yesterday Miriam here had a Scanfest. I couldn't join in at the time of the fest, so I just spent some time doing some scanning. While I was labeling my certificates I scanned I noticed I had a zoom button. I decided to zoom in on the very faded and hard to read document I was looking at. Guess what, I could read it. I was so happy!! It's a small thing but it made me happy. I was able to read in the computer things I couldn't ready while looking at the photstatic copy I had in my hands. I have had this certificate copy since 1978 or so and it is on thermal type paper, and it is fading badly. I'm very happy to have scanned it before it became worst.
The scanner can have more than one purpose. The names you see here are my great grandparents on my Dad's side.