FREE Genealogy Data Backup Report – December 2014

December 1, 2014 - the first day of each month is Data Backup Day in the genealogy community. Get your free Genealogy Data Backup Report at GeneaBloggers!

Yesterday, December 1, 2014, was the first of the month which means it was Data Backup Day. Guess what? We were so wrapped up in all the Cyber Monday sales (still going on – click here to see the latest deals), that we almost forgot!

While we are a day late, we are NOT a dollar short! Why? Well, we know our data backup systems are running smoothly and everything is in place. That reassurance gave us time to seek out the latest data backup deals. Did you know there is an offer to get Backblaze for just $25 for the first year? That’s 50% off. And that another vendor is offering 90% off storage now through Sunday 7 December? Check out the Genealogy Data Backup Report below to learn how you can get these deals.

Genealogy Data Backup Report

To mark Data Backup Day, each month GeneaBloggers publishes 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 . . .

The December issue of the Genealogy Data Backup Report offers a review of current online data backup services as well as external hard drives. This special “gift issue” includes two outstanding deals on data backup services with one deal going for 90% off the normal price!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

FREE Genealogy Data Backup Report – November 2014

Today is November 1st - and the first day of each month is Data Backup Day in the genealogy community. Get your free Genealogy Data Backup Report!

Today, November 1, 2014, is the first of the month which means it is Data Backup Day. Do you know where your genealogy data is?

What Does Thomas Use for Data Backup?

You may have heard about my own personal data disaster this past week (if not, keep reading this post . . .). When I follow my own advice, my system of data backup is a combination of Dropbox which is cloud storage, and an external hard drive. The hard drive I use is the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive shown below. I LOVE IT – it runs through a USB connection so there’s no independent power source needed. It is light and portable so I can take it with me on research trips if needed. PLUS . . . right now the price dropped another $10 over last month – it is just $59 USD! Click below for more information and to purchase yours.

Genealogy Data Backup Report

To mark Data Backup Day, each month GeneaBloggers publishes 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 . . .

The November issue of the Genealogy Data Backup Report tells my personal story of data loss over the past few weeks. Also included is a review of online backup services including BackBlaze and Carbonite.

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Backing up all of our data – including our genealogy research data – is a responsibility that can’t be ignored. Because of my own negligence, I’m now spending 30 hours reconstructing data that I’ve lost since mid-August 2014. Imagine the brick walls I might be able to break down if I were to use those 30 hours towards genealogy research instead!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

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

genealogy data backup report oct 2014

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.