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/

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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/

Published by Dick Eastman: How to Safely Secure All Your Files in the Cloud’s File Storage Services with Encrypto

Some people are afraid to use file storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SpiderOak, iCloud, and the many other services. The odds of anyone hacking into these services are very small but not zero. Actually, it is probably easier to hack into your computer in your house than it is to hack into Dropbox,…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/08/how-to-safely-secure-all-your-files-in-the-clouds-file-storage-services-with-encrypto/

Published by Dick Eastman:It is the First Day of the Month: Back Up Your Genealogy Files

It is the first day of the month. It’s time to back up your genealogy files. Then test your backups! Actually, you can make backups at any time. However, it is easier and safer if you have a specific schedule. The first day of the month is easy to remember, so I would suggest you…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/01/it-is-the-first-day-of-the-month-back-up-your-genealogy-files-2/

Published by Dick Eastman: Preserve Your Data for Millions of Years in a Sapphire Disk

Many of us are disappointed in the limited life spans of today’s media. Paper and film fade with time. Floppy disks, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM disks, flash drives, and other media also all have limited lifespans. Even microfilm is expected to last only about 300 years and that is only when stored in rigidly controlled temperatures…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/29/preserve-your-data-for-millions-of-years-in-a-sapphire-disk/