Always back up your research. Whether you are using pen and paper or a computer database, backup your work. Make multiple copies and label them. If you are using electronic files you can use a cloud service or an online email service (by emailing the file to yourself).
Flash drives are also convenient for backing up databases, notes, pictures, etc. The cost is low, size is large and the ease is great. You can back up your work on multiple flash drives and share them with fellow family members for safe keeping.
Today I used a device that automatically backs up everything on my hard drive with the click of one button. This device is very handy when the inevitable hard drive crash or virus intrusion disables your computer. The cost for a professional retrieval can be very high.
Share your work with your family, allow them to share in the excitement of the chase. It is very inexpensive to copy and bind your work. (I’ll touch more on that in a later post.) We never think that our files will be lost. However, natural or man made disasters can befall any of us.
Anna Mae’s Oldest Grandbaby