Timelines and Sort Your Story Presentation

TimelineTimelines are an excellent way to showcase the life’s story of your ancestors. Creating a timeline also allows you to see where the gaps are in your research or where the research doesn’t quite line up correctly. Sometimes we accidentally input a date incorrectly and we don’t see it until we create a timeline or start writing a story.

Unsure how to create timelines that are meaningful? Lorel Kapke, creator of Sort Your Story will be presenting a workshop called Timelines and Sort Your Story: Understanding and Presenting our Family History with new perspective! on Thursday, January 16, Lorel will show you how to view family and historical events that reveals connections and clarifies relationships.

Hope to see you there!

© 2014, Sort Your Story, Sonoma, California


Sort Your Story Backup Day

When was the last time you backed up your computer files? These could be music files, work files, photographs, or genealogy files. Have you done it recently? If not, consider backing your files up today and then join the Geneabloggers community the first day of every month which is Data Backup Day! If you subscribe to the Geneabloggers blog, you will be reminded the first of every month to do this important task.

Backing up your files ensures that in the event of a computer crash or virus, fire or flood, that you have another copy of your files. Creating two copies and keeping one off-site, meaning at someone else’s home or your safety deposit box, is also a good idea.

Not only can backing up your files create a safety net in case of an emergency, but it also allows you to go to a previous version of a file in the event you change something and did not intend to save the file that way. It is also a safety net in case you delete a file from your computer and cannot retrieve it because you already emptied your trash.

So remember to schedule a time daily, weekly, or monthly to backup your data. Once you begin to create all the Sort Your Story Profiles, you will not want to lose them.

© 2014 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413