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Free webinar now online - Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

Logo Anyone with a computer needs to watch the recording of Thomas MacEntee's webinar, Backing Up Your Genealogy Data. One of our viewers described it perfectly when she said, "Even if you think you know everything about backups, I'd recommend watching the video. He brings up things that we don't always think about." This is how I would describe it as well.

Viewing the recording

If you could not make it to the live event earlier today, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of Backing Up Your Genealogy Data is now available in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. The free recording will be available until April 4, 2011.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD - includes 6 pages of handouts

BackingUp-web Own your own copy of Backing Up Your Genealogy Data by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class (1 hour 31 minutes), the complete Q/A session, and six pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special Discount Coupon

The special discount coupon of Backup that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, March 28, 2011.

Viewers' comments

  • Excellent. I thought I knew lots about backing up, but I learned so much. Thanks for providing these seminars.
  • Thomas gave so many tips and suggestions for backing up programs..need to get started....will buy the CD.
  • Easy to understand presentation, so much information packed into an hour, motivational, look forward to future webinars.
  • An extremely enjoyable, well-paced, informative webinar. This was my first webinar - what an exciting way to learn. Thanks so much for making these available.
  • I found Thomas' explanations both thorough and clear....helpful for those of us who are novices.
  • Thank you so much for the comparison of different online backup programs.  Nice to know about the different elements within each program and that there is no "one size fits all."
  • Greatly enjoyed the presentation. Good information for practical use which if I apply it, may keep me from losing much valuable data.
  • You provide an excellent, well organized, understandable presentation. Your answers were thoughtful and direct. Felt like you were sitting here next to me walking thru your slides. I would love to attend more webinars with you instructing!
  • Very good presentation. Easy to understand, especially for someone who belongs to the "older generation".
  • You answered so many questions that I have had about Backing up my Genealogy. Thanks so much.
  • Always learn something from Thomas! Thank you so much for the wonderful webinar Legacy and Thomas!
  • I couldn't imagine all the data I've been neglecting to backup! What an eyeopener. Thank you so much for this great webinar.
  • Excellent speaker for a great topic. Will change the way I do backup!
  • I found this session very good both in terms of new information and reinforcement of the basics that I already was aware of but do not consistently act on. The presenter was very knowledgeable and spoke in an easy to understand fashion.
  • This was my first webinar ever, and I was particularly impressed with how clear and organized it was. Excellent pacing, slides, information and interaction between the presenter and the mediator.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Building a Research Toolbox, with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Dropbox for Genealogists, with Thomas MacEntee - Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Preserving Family Photographs: 1839 to the Present - Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  • Further Your Research and Unify Your Family Reunion with Beautiful Genealogy Charts with Janet Hovorka - Wednesday, May 11, 2011
  • Ready, Set, Write! Share Your Family's Story with Lisa Alzo - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
  • The Power of DNA in Unlocking Family Relationships with Ugo Perego - Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Click here to register.


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Thanks Geoff and the gang at Legacy Family Tree - your team is great to work with! I always feel well supported and you are the perfect moderator.

For anyone who attended the webinar, please take a minute to leave me a review at http://speakerwiki.org/speakers/Thomas_MacEntee - click Write a Review and leave your comments.


Our pleasure Thomas. You are welcome anytime to speak to our Legacy users. Thanks again!

JLog (http://www.jgen.ws/jlog/backup/a-simple-backup-plan/) had an interesting review and comment about Thomas' webinar. I commented on it and include it in this post. At the outset - I LOVE the webinars that Legacy is hosting AND I truly appreciate that you are hosting webinars on a variety of topics (many of which are not related to your software - you are truly "giving back" to the genealogy community). Additionally, I think Thomas is an excellent speaker, his slides are easy to follow, he clearly has a handle on how to move around between his presentation and websites, and he is very much at ease with the webinar setup. That said - here is my comment -

I attended Thomas’ webinar and agree that it provided a great deal of information, perhaps too much for the audience (the four polls gave some idea of the audience and I find these polls interesting BUT too late to gauge where the audience is skill set-wise). It would be helpful to ask these questions when someone signs up and/or have varying levels – i.e., for those who have never backed up; for those who want to back up to flash or an external drive; for those who want to back up to the cloud (as well as pros and cons to each). Someone could progress through the set as needed or jump in where they need to learn.

That said, the webinar was useful to make me aware of the availability of various resources and decide whether I need or want to take my backup plan to the next level. Additionally I am quite thankful for the variety and quality of webinars being offered through Legacy Family Tree. I like the fact that they offer webinars which relate to the genealogy community in general and not just their genealogy software program, and that they bring together a variety of speakers. In light of your posting and several others (I read all your tech posts when I started and find your tips very helpful) why not contact Legacy and offer your services. Thanks for your continuing “sharing” to help make the rest of us better genealogists and a bit more techie!

Thanks,Tessa. The link above is not working because the closing bracket is part of the linked URL. People are being sent to a 404 page. Here's the right link: http://www.jgen.ws/jlog/backup/a-simple-backup-plan/

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