1. Latest Preservation Technology for
Keeping Up With Technology
June 24, 2014
2. Today’s slides are available at:
3. The Latest Technology for
• Today’s presentation will focus on two areas:
– How to make sure your genealogy data is still
readable by future generations
– How to easily share as little or as much
information as you wish
4. Paper and Ink
5. Paper and Ink
6. Paper and Ink
is 200 to 300
… if stored in
… and if it is
copies that are
only used to
More than 185 digital camera
crews are now at work
throughout the world,
capturing images six days a
FamilySearch now creates an
average of 10 new digital
images every second of every
day and publishes them at
familysearch.org within a
matter of weeks.
FamilySearch is digitizing
all the records in its
granite vaults. Millions of
rolls of microfilm,
captured in more than 100
countries since 1939, will
be digitized, and then
indexed by a massive
date: less than 10 years
from now for digitizing
and making images
including Internet Archive
and Allen County Public
Library (one of the
genealogy libraries), are
Amazingly, Google plans
to complete the scanning
of all the world's 135
million books by 2020.
15. How Can You Preserve Your Data?
• Create Digital Files
• Make multiple copies
• Store them in multiple places
• Keep them spinning!!!
16. Make multiple backups!
• Make them on multiple forms of media: CD,
DVD, USB jump drives, external hard drives,
• Never, ever depend on one backup!
• Store your backups in multiple locations
• Keep them spinning!!!
17. Online Backups are the Cheapest!
• Free of charge (up to 2 gigabytes on many
services, even more on a few services)
• Paid Services start at $0.02 per gigabyte per
month (Amazon Glacier)
• Much cheaper than purchasing a hard drive!
• But requires a broadband connection
18. Many Services to Choose From!
• … and many more
19. Make multiple backups!
• Again, never depend on any one backup
• Make multiple backups
• To different media
• Save them in different locations!
20. Part 2 – Sharing Data
• Let’s Focus on Two Closely-Related Terms:
– Cloud Computing
– Online Everywhere
21. What Is Cloud Computing?
22. Cloud Computing is the Sharing of
Resources, typically across the
23. Cloud Computing
• Cloud computing can simply be the sharing of
• Or the sharing of applications on different
• With remote access by an individual
24. Current Examples of Cloud Computing
• Google Docs
• Various backup programs
• Online photo editing programs
25. Placing your information in the cloud
provides flexibility: you have many
• Keep all your information private but
protected and backed up in state-of-the-art
• Share bits and pieces of your information but
only with people you choose
• Share with groups of people but only with
• Make information freely available to everyone
26. You remain in control of your
information at all times
27. Examples of SHARED Cloud Computing
• Ancestry.com’s OneWorldTree
• And other online databases with information
contributed by users
• The information you contribute is “pooled”
with info supplied by others
28. In contrast, you can be “webmaster”
and control all access to your
• The Next Generation
• And other products where one person or one
group controls all access
29. What is a computer?
• Within five years nearly a third of the world's
population will be carrying a smartphone. In
2015 analysts forecast 1 billion smartphones
will be sold. There will be many family history
30. What is a computer?
• The form factor of iPads, tablet computers,
and smart phones will make them convenient
for people doing family history from
anywhere. Millions of genealogists will be
taking snapshots of tombstones or other kinds
of documents, and uploading them to "the
cloud" where they will be accessible on
various web sites.
31. Cloud Computing Allows You To:
• Remain in control of your own information at
all times, if you wish to do so
• Easily find matching information supplied by
others and to allow others to find matching
information within your database
• Provide security and redundancy by backups
• Access your information from anywhere at
32. You Can Preserve and Share Your
Data as YOU Wish!
33. Any questions?
34. Today’s slides are available at: