Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Participants will learn various methods for backing up their genealogy data including many free online programs such as DropBox, Google Docs, Picasa and more!

Description: Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Not yet? Well if not, have you prepared for what might happen if your hard drive fails? What if your laptop is lost or stolen? Learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including identifying data, common backup methods and how to use free online programs to help you make sure your data will always be available!

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection

Content:  4 page handout


  • How Safe Is Your Genealogy Data?
  • Why Backup Your Data?
  • Make a Data Backup Plan
  • Identifying Data for Backup
  • Identifying a Method That Works For You
  • Restoring Data
  • Data Backup Best Practices
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee


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