Sitting in an airplane, bus or on a train, standing in line at a grocery store, being in an ancestral cemetery, a chance encounter with a relative and/or a cancelled appointment opening up unexpected research time when not at home are all possibilities encountered by genealogists and family historians more often than not in 2013. 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
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.