Published by Ancestry: 3 Simple Strategies to Back Up Your Smartphone Photos

You’re not alone if the photos of last year’s holiday dinner are still on your smartphone or buried in a cloud backup service. But unlike forgotten leftovers, those pictures can still be saved. Professional photographers track thousands of images with a dedicated workflow that includes routine file import. Genealogists face similar challenges with downloaded and……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/22/3-simple-strategies-to-back-up-your-smartphone-photos/

Published by Dick Eastman(+) Convert your Old Videotapes to DVD Before They Deteriorate!

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. Now is the time to copy your old VHS tapes to digital DVD media. The holiday season starts soon. That makes many of us stop to consider family documents, photographs, and videos. As we gather together for holiday events, many of…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/09/11/convert-your-old-videotapes-to-dvd-before-they-deteriorate/

Published by Moore Genealogy: The Magic Of Photographs

Photographs of people, places, and events can be an exceptional aid in our enjoyment of working on our family history. I have in the past written about some of my finds in family pictures. I am the first to say I have had some great luck with obtaining these photographs. Distant cousins and genealogist have […]

https://mooregenealogy.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/the-magic-of-photographs/

Published by Dick Eastman: Sync.com – A Secure File Storage and Sharing Service

The online world is crowded with cloud-based file storage services: Dropbox, Google Drive, iDrive, SugarSync, OneDrive, Box, Amazon S3, Mega, and probably a dozen more. One small, almost unknown, file storage service is offering something different: absolute file security. Sync.com claims that nobody can access your files unless you give permission to someone. In fact,…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/09/04/sync-com-a-secure-file-storage-and-sharing-service/

Published by GenealogyStar: Using Your Smartphone for Digital Preservation

With the rise of such websites as Instagram.com, I have seen my own family shift from exclusively using Facebook. It may come as surprise to those who constantly post photos on Instagram, but that same technology can be effectively used for digital preservation. The ubiquitous iPhone has just been upgraded by Apple to a 12…

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/GACzzI/~3/ryDnGpG35Z4/using-your-smartphone-for-digital.html

Published by Dick Eastman: Organize Your Cloud-Based Services with ExpanDrive

I have been using a number of cloud-based file storage services for years, including Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, SFTP, Amazon S3, and a few others. Keeping all these services organized has been a bit of a problem. After all, each service has its own user interface, and switching from one to…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/12/organize-your-cloud-based-services-with-expandrive/

Published by Dick Eastman: How to Store Films and Documents on a Large Scale

If you want to store documents, microfilm, microfiche, movie films, or computer files, there is one place that can handle any size requirements you might have: Iron Mountain. Hidden away in the hills of rural Butler, Pennsylvania, Iron Mountain houses some of America’s most amazing, priceless treasures in a temperature-controlled and humidity-controlled underground storage facility.…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/29/how-to-store-films-and-documents-on-a-large-scale/

Published by Sourceline: How to Preserve Old Documents, Photographs and Files?

One of the most asked questions on genealogy blogs and in Facebook genealogy groups is how to preserve old genealogy documents, papers, photographs, and digital files. WHEW! Big questions and no easy answer. Preservation vs Conversation These two terms are used sometimes interchangeably, but really have different meanings. Preservation activities are those that help to prolong […]

https://rsourceline.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/how-to-preserve-old-documents-photographs-and-files/

Published by FamilySearch Blog: Help us Save 30,000 Memories

If you’re like most people, you suffer from photo storage phobia. All of your family’s precious memories from Grandma’s 90th birthday to little Tommy’s first steps, are stored in ratty shoeboxes in the back of your closet, or tucked into old sticky photo albums under your bed, or gathering cobwebs in the corner of your…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/save-30000-memories/