Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day! Don’t be an April Fool – make sure that not only your genealogy data is backed up and secure, but also make sure you are being “data smart!” Remember last week’s announcement from Ancestry.com about lost data at RootsWeb? Here are some resources and FREEBIES you can use to start putting a comprehensive backup plan into action TODAY!
- Backing Up Your Genealogy Data – a free article by genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee on how to set up a data backup plan and a review of various backup options! Click here to download the PDF.
- Digitization Options for Family Photos: Including Slides, Film Negatives, and Home Movies – download this FREE e-book from Amazon Kindle* – “Are you sitting on a pile of old family photographs and wondering what is the best way to preserve them? What about boxes of family vacation slides, photo negatives or home movies? As more and more Baby Boomers take on the task of organizing family history materials, we’re uncertain about the best way to preserve these memories. And an over-abundance of technology doesn’t help! This short guide, Digitization Options for Family Photos: Including Slides, Film Negatives, and Home Movies, offers various ways to map out a plan and process for family media preservation.” Click here to download.
* Note: you DO NOT need a Kindle device to read free Kindle e-books. Click here to download the free Amazon Kindle App to read Kindle e-books on your tablet, smart phone or computer.
External Hard Drives
- Save 41% on Western Digital 1TB Black My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – normally $99.99, now just $59.00 and FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members! This external hard drive is one of the most popular backup devices for genealogists – click here to shop! Via Amazon
- Save 24% on Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive – normally $169.99, now just $129.99 and FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members! For those who need more storage, this price works out to about $25 per terabyte! Click here to shop – via Amazon
USB Flash Drives
- Save up to 70% on a variety of USB Flash Drives at Amazon! Choose from a 10-pack of 8GB flash drives for just $39.99, a 64GB drive for just $15.99 and more! Click here to save – via Amazon
- EXCLUSIVE! 80% off iDrive 1TB and 10TB plans! The 1TB plan is normally $59.50 a year, get your first year for only $11.99! iDrive offers automatic backup over multiple devices including tablets, mobile devices and more! Plus check out the new SmartDocs option which lets you scan important documents and set a reminder – like when a license or passport renewal is due! THIS OFFER IS TODAY ONLY! Click here to save – via iDrive.
Family Photos, Movies and More!
- 20% Home Movie Film to DVD Transfers and MORE from Larsen Digital! SD 480×7220: 15¢ per foot (normal price is 19¢) and HD 1080×1920: 19¢ per foot (normal price is 24¢). Add MP4 digital files (highly recommend) for only $5 per disc. The MP4 file will allow you to edit footage, cut out clips, and easily send files to friends & family! In addition, if files are transferred in HD, they can be saved to a Blu-Ray for $29.99. Larsen Digital also offers digital color correction for customers who feel that their film has begun to fade for 12¢ per foot. IMPORTANT: use promo code Thomas20. Expires April 21st. Click here to save – via Larsen Digital
- 50% OFF Jumbl 22MP All-In-1 Film & Slide Scanner w/ Speed-Load Adapters for 35mm Negative & Slides, 110, 126, & Super 8 Films – Save $100, was $199, now just $99.99 – FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members – this is the most popular photo media scanner for genealogists right now! Finally convert all those old home movies, slides and negatives to digital format or safekeeping! – click here for more info – via Amazon
- 60% Off Jumbl Audio USB Portable Cassette Tape-to-MP3 Player Adapter with USB Cable – was $49.99, now just $19.99 – are you sitting on a collection of family history interviews on cassette tapes? Now is the time to convert those tapes to digital for safe keeping! Click here to shop – via Amazon
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