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Month: June 2017

Backups and Ransomware

Backups and Ransomware

This week we lost one of the hard drives in our NAS drive (Network Attached Storage).  This is the device which we backup all our data to on a nightly basis.   This meant we needed to replace the drive and while we were at it we decided to review our backup strategy. My really essential files such as my Family History research live in Dropbox,  which has an automatic backup option, all my data including my 60,000 plus photos…

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“Five Faves” Five of my favourite Family History Books

“Five Faves” Five of my favourite Family History Books

Jill Ball at Geniaus has kicked off another geneameme – Five Faves. To participate, just share a blog post “sharing details of five books written by others that you have found most useful in your geneactivities” and let Jill know about it. So here are a few of my favourites Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History This is a great resource for UK genealogy, it’s not web orientated so although published in 2005, it’s not…

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