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Research Notes 2018-7-9

The storm season is kicking up as Beryl and Chris wander around the Atlantic. If you don’t already have off-site storage and/or backup for your family history research, photos and files, now would be a good time to find one and get those precious files copied to a safe location. Here are some options . . .

Microsoft’s OneDrive offers secure storage that can be accessed from your desktop and mobile devices. The service includes advanced security, file restoration, ransomware detection and recovery and more. This plan includes 1TB of storage (that’s 1,000 GB) and will cost you $69.99/year.

Google Drive gives all users 15GB of free storage which can be used for photos, documents, videos, drawings and more. You can share files and folders with others. It works with both Windows and Mac desktops along with Android and iOS mobile devices. Plans range from $1.99/mo for 100GB to $9.99/mo for 1TB.

Dropbox supports easy and secure sharing along with advanced data protection with prices starting at $8.25/month (billed annually) for 1TB.

Apple’s iCloud service includes several online storage plans ranging from 50 GB to 2TB. You can take advantage of Apple’s family sharing program and share the 200GB and 2TB plans with them at no extra cost. These plans range from $0.99/mo for 50GB to $2.99/mo for 200GB and $9.99/mo for 1TB.

Amazon Drive offers 5GB free with a 100GB plan costing $11.99/year and a 1TB plan at $59.99/year. If you are also an Amazon Prime users, you get unlimited photo storage on any of the paid plans.

Family History Faire

October isn’t that far off. Need help deciding what you want to share at the Family History Faire? Each week we are posting project ideas and how-to tips on Storytellers Studio. This week’s project is the sketchbook bio. It’s not a photo album but it’s not a biographical sketch either.

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