Where NOT to Backup Your Photos

Facebook. I check out Facebook at least once a day and there are distant family members that I only communicate on there. It appears that a lot of people are putting their digital camera and cellphone pictures there because it stores all their photos. The only problem is that I found out that they shrink …

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Why You Need to Backup Your Data

A couple of weeks ago there was at fire at one of the regional offices of the Internet Archive. They are a major repository of digital information on the internet. They have 1.5 million videos, 1.8 audio files (music and audio books) and 5.5 million texts including many books for the genealogist. They also maintain …

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RootsTech – Cloud Storage

The second free online presentation at the Rootstech conference was “Do I Trust the Cloud?” by D. Joshua Taylor. He described why genealogists need to back-up their data to “the cloud.” “The cloud” is a fancy name for a place on the internet where you can store copies of your important computer files. Those can …

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