Scott Allen from the Utah Education Network, recently took his audience at the 2014 BYU Family History Conference into the mysterious realms of the “Cloud” and explained what that means. Technically, the Wikipedia defines the cloud as a “model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored not only in the user’s computer, but in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties, too.” Full Story
GETTING STARTED WITH DIGITAL PRESERVATION Full Story
One of the many prized possessions for genealogists, in addition to record sources, is to find photographs of their ancestors. To add a face, features, clothing and time period to their knowledge of that ancestor brings them so much closer. This author had this personal experience over and over again as her my mother was the last of nine children and she never knew her mother’s mother, additionally, on her father’s side she never knew his parents and so their pictures have helped her to bridge that major gap in her life. Full Story
As your research progresses, your collection of family photos and documents grows into an archive. In addition, you will likely want to share both your research and items from your archive as published histories. One of the first issues to be addressed in the display and distribution of your archives and publications is copyright. In reference to building an online personal archive, there are two concerns. First, do you have the necessary rights to the items you want to include in your archive, and second, what rights do you want to assign to the items you publish? Full Story
Using DropBox to Backup and Share your Important Files – or Why I Don’t Bother Carrying a Flash Drive Anymore
Despite all of the features, I rarely use my pile of USB drives anymore except when I need to use one to boot a broken computer – all because of DropBox.