Happy New Year from Sort Your Story!
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.
It won’t be long now before 2012 comes to a close. It’s been a great year at Sort Your Story. We have reached out to more family historians who are now using our software to save their histories. We collaborated with Jennifer Holik at Generations and created Companion Guides for the Mac and Windows versions of our software. Then we joined forces when we sent a newsletter this fall. We are reaching out to schools and children with more intensity that last year.
2013 will bring many changes and we’ll be sharing more information on research tips and resources. We’d love to hear from you! Do you have a story to share regarding your family history or using Sort Your Story? Please share with us.
We wish you a fabulous 2013! Happy New Year!!!
© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413