Listen to this Family Tree Magazine Podcast episode here:
In this episode:
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips: Your Genealogy Disaster Plan
- 101 Best Websites: Develop Your Digital Archive
- Family Tree University: Genealogy Estate Planning
- Sponsor Spotlight: Backblaze
- Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Family Tree Magazine, can be found in her article “Your Genealogy Disaster Plan.”
1 – Before Disaster Strikes: Learn your risks
Gather important numbers
Digitize to safeguard
Get an insurance checkup
Back up computer files
Practice smart storage
Make a genealogy grab and go list
Create a genealogy disaster kit
Assess the damage
Collect scattered items
Contact your insurance agent
Box on salvaging wet photos
Allison Dolan, publisher of Family Tree Magazine shares some of the sites and tools from the
101 Best Websites list that factor into your genealogy “preparedness plan.”
members of your family can access/add to so that there are multiple copies of
everyone’s favorite pictures.
• Evernote: Create and keep copies of your notes in the cloud.
• BackupMyTree: Automatically backup your genealogy software files.
• Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, TribalPages: Hosting an online tree is a way to ensure your data isn’t entirely lost in a computer failure or natural disaster.
When you pass on to the great beyond, who will inherit your hordes of hard-found genealogy research? In this segment, Online Editor Tyler Moss discusses how you can plan the prolonged preservation of your genealogy research, long after you’re gone.
1. Backup, backup, backup!
2. Give copies to someone else, somewhere else — safety through sharing
3. Purge the unimportant.
4. Have an action plan.
5. Be safe.