Data Backup Day – A FREE Report and Win a 1TB External Hard Drive!

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Everyone loves a “two-fer,” right? We have a two-fer happening today: National Family History Month starts today and being the first of the month it is also Data Backup Day in the genealogy community.

So to mark this event, GeneaBloggers is offering “two” special items: a FREE PDF covering data backup issues for the genealogy AND a contest where you could win a 1TB external hard drive!

Genealogy Data Backup Report

To mark Data Backup Day, each month GeneaBloggers will publish a FREE PDF report – Genealogy Data Backup Report – filled with tips and advice on making sure that your genealogy data is secure. In the coming months, each report will contain reviews of external hard drives, USB flash drives, and cloud backup services. Also, we’ll provide easy-to-follow instructions on making sure you backup all of your genealogy data, like emails from other researchers, your Internet bookmarks and favorites and more . . .

Win a Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive

But wait, there’s more! How would you like a chance to win Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive?  That’s a $99 USD value and you’ll have plenty of space for your genealogy data including scanned photos and documents, research files and more.

Click here to enter and remember that the contest ends on 7 October 2014. Don’t forget that you can earn an additional entry in the contest when you send the contest page to a friend – just follow the instructions on the contest page!

The winner will be announced at 12pm CDT on Wednesday 8 October 2014.

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Finding Your Roots – Season 2 – Episode 2 – Now Available for Online Viewing

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In the new season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo. The episode is entitled Born Champions and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video.

Schedule of Remaining Episodes

The third episode of Season 2, scheduled for next Tuesday evening, 7 October 2014, features Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith. Check the listings for your local PBS station – most stations will air the episode at 8:00 pm.

Here is the remaining schedule for Season 2:

7 October 2014
Our American Storytellers
Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith

14 October 2014
Roots of Freedom
Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Benjamin Jealous

21 October 2014
The Melting Pot
Tom Colicchio, Aarón Sánchez and Ming Tsai

28 October 2014
We Come From People
Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas

4 November 2014
Our People, Our Traditions
Alan Dershowitz, Carole King and Tony Kushner

11 November 2014
The British Are Coming
Deepak Chopra, Sally Field and Sting

18 November 2014
Ancient Roots
Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris

25 November 2014
Decoding our Past Through DNA
Jessica Alba, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett, Governor Deval Patrick, and more

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday 1 October 2014

Today is Wednesday 1 October 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Celiac Disease Awareness Month, “Cyberspace” Term Coined – Anniversary, Data Backup Day, Family History Month, Gay and Lesbian History Month, German-American Heritage Month, Levittown Opens – Anniversary, and Polish-American Heritage Month.

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