Backing Up Your Family History
Think about it: information constantly being backed up by an external source. It's brilliant. I've been using cloud based storage for years (think iCloud and DropBox) but hadn't really thought about using it for family history. So, I started moving folders and documents over to Google Drive (my personal favorite). Ah, just one more place I can electronically hoard my family history. Not sure what cloud based platform you want to use? Here are my top 3 favorite cloud based storage platforms.
Cloud Based Storage for Family History
2) DropBox - I've used this cloud based storage for years. DropBox was my grad-school reliable storage from device to device (before apple started sharing between computers, phones, etc.). This is basically the same premise. You can basically add folders and sub folders. It's drag and drop - pretty intuitive. You get around 2GB of free storage.
3) Apple iCloud - If you've got an Apple device, you've got an iCloud account. Tis isn't SPECIFICALLY for family history, but if you've got a lot of family history information on your phone or tablet, you can easily back it up to the iCloud. It comes with 5GB of free storage.
Why I Choose Google Drive for My Family History Storage
Don't wait until your hard drive crashes. Start backing up your family history to some kind of cloud storage now.