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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] FILING
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 09:48:10 +0100
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For the computer stuff, I should have mentioned backups.

As I am in computers I have 3, the one I am working at, my server and my
laptop. The data is kept on this one and copied to each of the others.
On top of that I use 3 USB hard drives to backup all of my data (3 disk
cycle) keeping them as far from the computer as possible, and with
friends/family when I am away.

I would not want to have my only copy of anything on CD/DVD as I have
already had "high quality" CDs fail on me. Long term backups on CD yes,
but the original electronic data needs to be on live systems. 3.5"
floppies are rapidly following 5 1/4" ones into extinction. CDs will be


Janet Buck wrote:
> Hi Listers
> I'd love to know how others file all the family history information they
> collect for each family member. I have census sheets, GRO index sheets and
> various other bits and pieces and would like to know how best to file them.
> Any ideas would be appreciated as I have just cleared them all up from my
> lounge floor and dumped them in a pile, so thought I'd ask for your comments
> before tackling them again.
> Many thanks,
> Jan.
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