I've moved twice in the past two years and somewhere along the way I lost family photo albums with pictures from the last 30+ years. I would like to get some of these photos back. I had stored the negatives separately, so I still have those, but there are a lot of them, and obviously I don't need all of those images, just the good ones. Also I would like to digitize them instead of or in addition to printing them.
What's the most cost-effective way to go about this? It doesn't have to be the fastest way, just the cheapest. Should I:
a) Buy one of these slide+negative scanner things and thereby select and scan the images I do want, then file the jpgs and/or send some out for printing?
b) Send them out to a service like this one?
c) Some other great solution you will tell me about?