Published by Dick Eastman: Check your Google Security, Receive an Additional 2 Gigabytes of Storage Space on Google Drive for FREE

If you use Google Docs, Gmail, and/or Google Search (and who doesn’t?), Google wants you to check your security settings on the service. If you do, you will receive an additional 2 gigabytes of storage space on Google Drive free of charge. You can check your Google security settings at https://goo.gl/7KmDBk. I just went through…

http://blog.eogn.com/2016/02/09/check-your-google-security-receive-an-additional-2-gigabytes-od-storage-space-on-google-drive-for-free/

Published by Dick Eastman: An Invitation from Heredis for Users of Family Tree Maker

Heredis is an excellent genealogy program for Windows and Macintosh in my opinion although I believe many others share that view as well. In light of the recent announcement about the “retirement” of Family Tree Maker, the folks that produce Heredis have issued an invitation to all Family Tree Maker users: We invite Family Tree…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/14/an-invitation-from-heredis-for-users-of-family-tree-maker/

Published by Dick Eastman: Legacy Family Tree offer – upgrade from Family Tree Maker for $10 off through 12/31/15

Ancestry.com announced last week that they will discontinue their Family Tree Maker software effective December 31, 2015. However, alternatives are available. In fact, Legacy Family Tree is one such alternative and is considered by many to be a better genealogy program than Family Tree Maker ever was. In fact, it is easy to export to…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/14/legacy-family-tree-offer-upgrade-from-family-tree-maker-for-10-off-through-123115/

Published by Dick Eastman: U.S. National Archives opens an Innovation Hub

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, has announced in his personal blog the opening of an Innovation Hub on the first floor of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. The new Innovation Hub has two sections: a meeting area, and a citizen scanning room where researchers can scan the National Archives’ records…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/21/u-s-national-archives-opens-an-innovation-hub/

Published by Dick Eastman: Amazon Cloud Drive’s UNLIMITED Plans: $11.99/year for Photos and $59.99/year for Everything

I have written a number of times about various online file storage providers and why every computer user, especially genealogists, should be using at least one of these services to store critical files off site for safekeeping. It seems as if every time I write about some file storage service’s new, low-priced offering, a competitive…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/07/amazon-cloud-drives-unlimited-plans-11-99year-for-photos-and-59-99year-for-everything/

Published by Dick Eastman: Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 is a Research Study Project

A new genealogical study promises fascinating insights into the early settlement and development of Vermont. Early Vermont Settlers to 1784 is a research study project that will help family historians trace ancestors who traveled north on their migration from southern New England. The study by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, based in Boston, will…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/06/early-vermont-settlers-to-1784-is-a-research-study-project/