Genealogy Backup Blues? Solution: iDrive 1TB External Hard Drive PLUS Wifi

Here's a special deal: a 1TB external hard drive PLUS wifi to backup all your mobile devices AND 1 year of online data backup - for just $34.50 from iDrive.

Is the process of backing up ALL your genealogy data getting you down? Have you set a resolution for 2016 to finally make sure you are “covered” when it comes to backups? Confused by all the choices available including external hard drives, online backups and more?

Despite all the focus external hard drives or online services, I have something way better to offer you and the other folks in my “genealogy tribe” as I call them. How about a 1TB external hard drive featuring personal cloud backup, PLUS wifi capability, PLUS 1TB automatic online backup all for just $34.50 USD? I’ve gone and done it again: I’ve negotiated a special deal . . .

Order your IDRIVE WI-FI now…

Here's a special deal: a 1TB external hard drive PLUS wifi to backup all your mobile devices AND 1 year of online data backup - for just $34.50 from iDrive.

iDrive – How Do iLove Thee? Let Me Count the Ways . . .

I love the IDrive Universal Backup service because it lets you back up EVERYTHING — all of your PCs, Macs, mobile devices and even social media content. It’s super-easy and secure. But cloud backup has one drawback. It can take a long time to transfer all your data to the cloud, or retrieve it when needed. That’s why you need a local backup, too.

Introducing the IDrive Wi-Fi Drive

idrive wifi 03And that’s exactly why I’m excited about IDrive Wi-Fi … a storage device that combines the security of cloud backup and the convenience of local connectivity. Conveniently backup ALL of your computers to the IDrive Wi-Fi device via IDrive’s desktop application. The wireless connectivity of the IDrive Wi-Fi device enables you to backup multiple devices (up to 5) at once.

Here’s the part I love best … it eliminates the need to tote your external hard drive around, manually connecting it to each computer when it’s time to do backups. Because it connects via WiFi, all your backups (desktop or laptop, PC or Mac) can run automatically. And in my opinion, automatic backups are the ONLY reliable way to get it done.

An Exclusive RootsTech Offer …

Normally the 1-Terabyte IDrive Wi-Fi device costs $99.99 USD. But as one of my fans and followers, you can get it for just $34.50 USD. That includes one year of IDrive online backup. AND it is PC and MAC compatible. Similar external hard drives with wifi connectivity cost about $150 USD (check one out here and it doesn’t include any online backup!) so this really is an amazing deal.

Order your IDRIVE WI-FI now…

A Mobile, Secure and Unique Solution

Got a smartphone or tablet? You can directly backup your mobile devices to IDrive Wi-Fi, using the IDrive mobile app. IDrive Wi-Fi lets you securely store your photos, videos, music and more from various devices, without the fear of losing it.

All data stored on the IDrive Wi-Fi is guarded with military grade security. Your data is protected with 256-bit encryption, using an encryption password known only to you. So the only person who can access your data is you, even if your data falls into the wrong hands.

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IDrive Wi-Fi Drive

I don’t know of ANY other backup solution that combines local and cloud storage like this. Nor is there one that allows you to backup UNLIMITED devices like IDrive does. Carbonite and Mozy charge extra if you have more than one computer.

With IDrive and the IDrive Wi-Fi, all the bases are covered. Your PCs, Macs, mobile gadgets and social media accounts are securely backed up, painlessly and automatically.



P.S. — I encourage you to order your IDRIVE WI-FI now, because this exclusive discount will disappear when the clock strikes midnight on 6 February 2016. After that, the price returns to $99.99 USD.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2016

Findmypast announces free access to historical records this weekend with access to over 8 billion genealogy and family history records.

Editor’s Note: we received the following information from the folks at Findmypast and this is a HUGE OFFER that we had to share!

  • Findmypast announces free access to historical records this weekend
  • Over 8 billion records available to everyone to search for free
  • Local subscribers granted World access, and World subscribers enjoy 3 days added to their subscription

London, UK, 20th January 2016Findmypast has announced that this weekend, they will be opening up their archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. From 7am on Friday, January 22nd to 7am on Monday, January 25st (EST), absolutely everyone will have access to Findmypast’s comprehensive collections of historical records and innovative research tools, including:

  • Millions of records you won’t find anywhere else, including fascinating WW2 Prisoner of War records, millions of England & Wales Crime records and the incredible British in India collection
  • The largest online collection of England & Wales Electoral registers, containing over 220 million names
  • Birth, marriage and death records dating back to the 18th century
  • The largest online collection of UK parish records, dating back to 1538
  • Historical newspapers from across the world, including nearly 13 million British newspaper dating all the way back to 1710
  • The most comprehensive collection of UK military records anywhere online
  • The largest collection of Irish family history records available online
  • Passenger lists for ships sailing to and from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA
  • An easy to use online family tree builder, which allows you to import and export your tree if you’ve built it elsewhere
  • Our Family Tree hints feature, which will suggest potential matches between the ancestors in your tree and records from our archives

Family historians will also have access to the millions of other records available to search on Findmypast, providing them with new opportunities to explore their family history and bring their past to life.

Access to the 1939 Register has not been included and pay as you go credits will be required in order to unlock household records.

Extended access for existing users

It’s not only new users who’ll enjoy special family history research opportunities this weekend. Those with current Findmypast Local subscriptions (with an active Britain, Ireland, US & Canada or Australia & New Zealand subscription) will be able to access Findmypast’s historical World records during the free access weekend, and those with active World subscriptions will have an additional three days added to their subscription.

Find out more at Findmypast’s dedicated Free Weekend page.

Terms & conditions: Free access lasts from 07:00am (EST) on Friday 22nd January 2016 until 06:59am (EST) on Monday 25th January 2016. To access the records you will need to be signed in at Findmypast: you can register for free using your name, email address and country of residence. The free access excludes the 1939 Register, UK Electoral Registers (2002-2013) and the UK Companies House Directors (2002-2013) record sets. Free access is subject to our fair usage policy: each account may view up to a maximum of 1,000 records per day.

About Findmypast

Findmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. It has an unrivalled record of online innovation in the field of family history and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Mocavo, Genes Reunited, and The British Newspaper Archive amongst others.

Its lead brand, also called Findmypast, is a searchable online archive of over 8 billion family history records, from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For members around the world, the site is a crucial resource for building family trees and doing detailed historical research.

In April 2003 Findmypast was the first to provide access to the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England & Wales, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Since that time, the company has digitized records from across the globe, including major collections from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States.

Print Version of The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook Now Available!

Genealogy author and educator Thomas MacEntee's new book The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook is now available in print!

The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook Now Available in Print!

The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook is now available in in print format for $6.99 (click here). It is also available in Amazon Kindle format (click here) and in PDF format (click here) for only $3.99. Get a jump start on your genealogy research for 2016 with a new monthly format for the popular Genealogy Do-Over!

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