You need to make a backup copy of all your genealogy data. Ask Glenna Butler of Tooele, Utah. The rain came down this week in Tooele, and the water rushed into basements of homes in an area known as The Maples. There was so much water that basement windows shattered, allowing water to rush into at least five basements. Residents say they were powerless to do anything but sit back and watch.
"I could hear the water running before I got downstairs. I could smell the moisture. I couldn't believe what I saw," said Glenna Butler, whose basement was flooded. "We watched it all coming in. It was like a waterfall."
Butler just moved into her condo and had boxes stacked in the basement. She's most worried about the things that she can't replace. "I had, like, four or five boxes full of years and years and years of genealogy that an aunt had done, all written out and everything. It's gone," she said.
You can read the sad story on KSL's web site at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=3465476.
Do you have a backup of your genealogy data? If not, why? Making backups has never been cheaper or easier. It could save "years and years and years of genealogy that an aunt had done" or most any other genealogy work. In Glenna Butler's case, the work was all on paper. However, had she scanned the many pieces of paper and stored the digital files in some place other than her basement, she would still have the information. The cost of backups is at an all-time low.
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