No Joke – Today Is Data Backup Day!

Today is April Fool’s Day and I’ll tell you what isn’t funny: losing your genealogy research data!  Just ask Valerie, a fellow geneablogger who runs the Begin with ‘Craft’ blog.  Read about her close call at It’ll Be OK – Just Breathe.

Some data backup resources:

11 Ways To Create Backups and Prevent Data Loss

Backing Up Your Internet Explorer Settings

Backup Your Blogger-based Blog

My New Backup Toy

Backing Up Your Blog

Want To Hear The Sound Of A Dying Hard Drive?

Syncplicity – Free Synchronized Backups

Online Storage Comparison

Also read recent blog posts from fellow geneabloggers about data loss and data backup here.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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