Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Master of Disaster

I've started actively scanning my genealogy documents. On my computer, I have a folder full of folders--one for each last name or other reference point (like Shiloh Church). Each document I scan goes into one of those folders.

When I am finished, I'll burn the folder to a CD and put another copy in my flash drive. I'll probably also send a copy to family in another state.

It's the librarian/archivist in me that prepares for disaster. If a giant hole swallows my house, all is not lost in the genealogy department because there's another copy somewhere else.

I'm going on vacation so things will be quiet around here for a few days.

1 comment:

  1. Good thinking. Online data storage is another option. Or, if you have a website that you manage yourself, you can load things onto your hosting server (and not pay anything extra).