04 February 2008

California: Protecting digital data, Feb. 10

Longtime genealogist Mark Heckman will present "Protecting Your Digital Genealogical Information," at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento (California), at 10am, Sunday, February 10.

Heckman will guide participants on how to protect digital files and photos in the electronic age.

All researchers collect large amounts of data in the form of names, dates, documents, photos, audio and video recordings. Much of this data will be digitized and stored on your computer and shared by e-mail, on CD or DVD or on the Web. Some is sensitive, all of it is precious, reflecting hours of effort.

But how safe is it? Is your data backed up? How long will backups last? And how safe from theft is data you put on the Internet?

Heckman will discuss ways to protect digital data from loss and theft, on your computer and online.

For location and more details, click here.

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