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Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 3 – Data Storage

Christmas is over and for many of us that means that we're back to searching for our ancestors. Christmas is such a wonderful time to spend with our families and friends. It is a time where we create memories that we can cherish and hopefully share with our family down the road.

I hope there were plenty of pictures taken with all the family and that you have taken thought to subscribing to one of the two web services, Flickr and Photobucket, in the previous articles. I hope that if you subscribed to one of these, you uploaded all the pictures taken over the weekend for sharing, storing, and backups. If you subscribed to the Pro accounts for either service, you have unlimited storage so don't be shy about which photos you want to upload. And remember, you can always set the privacy on your photos so you don't have to worry about your privacy online.

If you read the previous articles and are still not sure if you want to subscribe to either of the services, you still need to worry about backing up your data. External hard drives are great because they hold ample storage and most of them today are small enough you can take it anywhere you go. Do you remember when the 1.44 Mb floppy discs were big enough to hold all your data? Well today you are lucky if you can get a good quality image on one. As genealogists, we need more storage space for all of our photos and documents. Today most external hard drives are over 100 GB! That is more than 100,000 floppy discs

Don't let you data get lost or destroyed forever. Back up your data now!

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  1. AC

    GeneaBloggers is holding a Data Backup Weekend contest – leave comment on this post with a link to your great article on data storage – you could win a copy of Handy Backup!

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