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3-2-1 data backup is great, but first you need to find all of your data
By now you’ve all heard about 3-2-1 computer backup. Having three copies of your data makes sense, but this relies on knowing where your data is in the first place. Is everything on your computer? What about the external drive in the closet? Or the SD cards in the drawer? Is some of your data in a cloud application, and what happens to that data if you forget to pay the subscription? I call this problem “Data Scatter” and it is the enemy of the 3-2-1 backup model. It’s hard to back up all your data if the primary copies are scattered everywhere. Let’s walk through the problem and we’ll propose a few things you can do to reign in your data and give the 3-2-1 backup model a fighting chance.
By now you’ve all heard about 3-2-1 computer backup. Having three copies of your data makes sense, but this relies on knowing where your data is in the first place. Is everything on your computer? What about the external drive in the closet? Or the SD cards in the drawer? Is some of your data in a cloud application, and what happens to that data if you forget to pay the subscription? I call this problem “Data Scatter” and it is the enemy of the 3-2-1 backup model. It’s hard to back up all your data if the primary copies are scattered everywhere. Let’s walk through the problem and we’ll propose a few things you can do to reign in your data and give the 3-2-1 backup model a fighting chance.
Fri, September 8 2023: 14:15 UTC
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Hard drive and SSD drive failure rates and what to do
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Over the last 8 years, Backblaze has collected, analyzed, and reported on hard drive and SSD failure. Andy Klein has waded through 166 million records to learn all he can about drive failure and he’d like to share that with you. For example, do different drive models fail at different rates, do bigger drives fail more often, does temperature impact drive failure, and maybe most important – can you predict drive failure. We’ll also compare consumer versus enterprise drives and wrap up by comparing hard drives to SSDs. Join us for a class of what you can really learn from failure – drive failure that is.
Fri, April 8 2022: 18:00 UTC
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Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren't going to disappear.
Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren't going to disappear.
Wed, February 15 2017: 0:00 UTC
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Backing up your genealogy data
Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Not yet? Well if not, have you prepared for what might happen if your hard drive fails? What if your laptop is lost or stolen? Learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including…
Have you ever experienced a data loss when it comes to your genealogy research? Not yet? Well if not, have you prepared for what might happen if your hard drive fails? What if your laptop is lost or stolen? Learn the basics of backing up all your genealogy data including…
Wed, March 23 2011: 0:00 UTC

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Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander
Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Are you a dedicated genealogist seeking ways to optimize your research process? Join us for an enlightening webinar, “Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander!” In this one-hour session, we’ll delve into the powerful capabilities of TextExpander and how it can revolutionize your genealogy workflow. Imagine effortlessly creating perfectly formatted citations, enhancing the quality of your research logs, and drastically reducing the time you spend typing. As a professional genealogist, Christine will guide you through hands-on demonstrations, showcasing how you can create citation templates and text snippets with TextExpander that can save you hours while improving the precision of your work. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or just starting your genealogy journey, this webinar is your gateway to a more efficient and rewarding genealogy experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to streamline your research process and make the most of your valuable time. Join us and discover how TextExpander can truly transform the way you approach genealogy!
Are you a dedicated genealogist seeking ways to optimize your research process? Join us for an enlightening webinar, “Efficient Genealogy: Streamline Your Research with TextExpander!” In this one-hour session, we’ll delve into the powerful capabilities of TextExpander and how it can revolutionize your genealogy workflow. Imagine effortlessly creating perfectly formatted citations, enhancing the quality of your research logs, and drastically reducing the time you spend typing. As a professional genealogist, Christine will guide you through hands-on demonstrations, showcasing how you can create citation templates and text snippets with TextExpander that can save you hours while improving the precision of your work. Whether you’re an experienced researcher or just starting your genealogy journey, this webinar is your gateway to a more efficient and rewarding genealogy experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to streamline your research process and make the most of your valuable time. Join us and discover how TextExpander can truly transform the way you approach genealogy!
Wed, September 4 2024: 2:00 UTC
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
AI and Family History: Extending Beyond the Basics
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
Continue to discover the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in unravelling your family’s history. This session will build upon concepts covered in the introductory session that explored the world of AI and genealogy. Topics and skills covered during the webinar will enable participants to: Learn the art of crafting exceptional prompts; Navigate the intricacies of bias in AI-generated responses; Develop strategies to ensure a fair and inclusive exploration of your heritage; Safeguard your privacy and security as we shed light on the best practices to protect your personal information; Investigate images and AI and their application in genealogical research; Examine alternative AI tools to ChatGPT; Develop strategies for assessing AI tools and their usefulness; Filled with many practical examples, using his own family history research and investigations, there will also be ample opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences in using AI tools.
Continue to discover the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in unravelling your family’s history. This session will build upon concepts covered in the introductory session that explored the world of AI and genealogy. Topics and skills covered during the webinar will enable participants to: Learn the art of crafting exceptional prompts; Navigate the intricacies of bias in AI-generated responses; Develop strategies to ensure a fair and inclusive exploration of your heritage; Safeguard your privacy and security as we shed light on the best practices to protect your personal information; Investigate images and AI and their application in genealogical research; Examine alternative AI tools to ChatGPT; Develop strategies for assessing AI tools and their usefulness; Filled with many practical examples, using his own family history research and investigations, there will also be ample opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences in using AI tools.
Thu, September 12 2024: 0:00 UTC
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Practical chromosome mapping: gaining insights from segments of DNA
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Chromosome mapping helps you understand how you inherited DNA from your ancestors and can be highly addictive. Join DNA Painter founder Jonny Perl as he explores hands-on examples demonstrating what you can learn from the segments you share with your matches.
Chromosome mapping helps you understand how you inherited DNA from your ancestors and can be highly addictive. Join DNA Painter founder Jonny Perl as he explores hands-on examples demonstrating what you can learn from the segments you share with your matches.
Wed, September 18 2024: 18:00 UTC
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
5 Ways to Use AI to Involve Children & Youth in Family History
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
What will happen to your family stories when you turn the corner from being a researcher to being an ancestor? Will the children and youth in your family love genealogy like you do? Will they help keep your family stories alive? Learn about 5 ways you can use artificial intelligence to get children and youth involved in family history: 1) MyHeritage AI Time Machine 2) BillionGraves AI Gravestone Transcriptions 3) AI-Generated Family Stories with Storied 4) Canva’s AI Storybook Illustrations 5) MyHeritage AI DeepStory Photos. Do the math: 5 ways to use AI + family History = children & youth having fun!
What will happen to your family stories when you turn the corner from being a researcher to being an ancestor? Will the children and youth in your family love genealogy like you do? Will they help keep your family stories alive? Learn about 5 ways you can use artificial intelligence to get children and youth involved in family history: 1) MyHeritage AI Time Machine 2) BillionGraves AI Gravestone Transcriptions 3) AI-Generated Family Stories with Storied 4) Canva’s AI Storybook Illustrations 5) MyHeritage AI DeepStory Photos. Do the math: 5 ways to use AI + family History = children & youth having fun!
Tue, October 8 2024: 18:00 UTC
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
Top Ten AI Genealogy Breakthroughs of 2024
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
This engaging webinar presents a countdown of the top ten breakthroughs in AI-assisted genealogy from 2024. We’ll highlight the most impressive and impactful instances where AI technology has significantly advanced genealogical research. From uncovering long-lost ancestral connections to solving complex genealogy puzzles, each item in our top ten list will showcase a unique success story. These examples not only celebrate the remarkable achievements of the past year but also offer insights and inspiration for applying AI in your own genealogical endeavors. Join us for a journey through 2024’s most notable AI milestones in genealogy.
This engaging webinar presents a countdown of the top ten breakthroughs in AI-assisted genealogy from 2024. We’ll highlight the most impressive and impactful instances where AI technology has significantly advanced genealogical research. From uncovering long-lost ancestral connections to solving complex genealogy puzzles, each item in our top ten list will showcase a unique success story. These examples not only celebrate the remarkable achievements of the past year but also offer insights and inspiration for applying AI in your own genealogical endeavors. Join us for a journey through 2024’s most notable AI milestones in genealogy.
Wed, November 20 2024: 19:00 UTC
Fri, December 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
Reflecting on AI in Genealogy: 2024’s Lessons and 2025’s Pathways
Fri, December 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
In this reflective session, we’ll look back at the pivotal lessons learned from integrating AI into genealogy throughout 2024. This webinar will delve into how AI has reshaped research practices, influenced data interpretation, and prompted new ethical and privacy considerations. We’ll analyze the successes and challenges faced over the year, extracting key insights that can inform future strategies. The discussion will also venture into anticipations and predictions for AI in genealogy in 2025, offering a forward-looking perspective on emerging trends and potential advancements. This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the year in AI genealogy, setting the stage for continued innovation and exploration in the field.
In this reflective session, we’ll look back at the pivotal lessons learned from integrating AI into genealogy throughout 2024. This webinar will delve into how AI has reshaped research practices, influenced data interpretation, and prompted new ethical and privacy considerations. We’ll analyze the successes and challenges faced over the year, extracting key insights that can inform future strategies. The discussion will also venture into anticipations and predictions for AI in genealogy in 2025, offering a forward-looking perspective on emerging trends and potential advancements. This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the year in AI genealogy, setting the stage for continued innovation and exploration in the field.
Fri, December 13 2024: 19:00 UTC
Thu, May 30 2024: 12:00 UTC
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Trouvez vos ancêtres à l’étranger sur MyHeritage
Thu, May 30 2024: 12:00 UTC
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Cette session, présentée par Elisabeth Zetland, membre de l’équipe de Recherche, vous montrera comment MyHeritage peut vous aider à trouver vos ancêtres et des parents à l’étranger grâce aux fonctionnalités et outils de l’arbre et de la recherche. Une sélection de collections internationales disponibles sera également fournie.
Thu, May 30 2024: 12:00 UTC
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Explore your New Zealand family history a little further and add to your family story.
Wed, June 5 2024: 2:00 UTC
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
Bridging the Gaps: Using DNA to get results in Eastern Europe
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Family historians researching in Poland and Ukraine have to deal with gaps in records that could make progress next to impossible. Thanks to genetic genealogy, we can bridge those gaps. Geographic clues from your matches might get you looking in the right direction. This session includes some DNA success stories, based on geography and backed by documented research. It also offers pointers on how to get more value from your tests.
Wed, June 5 2024: 18:00 UTC