Bill Buchanan recently posted a comment at the end of an article in this newsletter's web site (see http://goo.gl/E65Bd) commenting that 40% of the Town of Slave Lake, Alberta (town population about 7,000) burned to the ground Sunday night in a huge forest fire. The people all survived, but their homes and everything in them are gone! You can read more about the tragedy at http://goo.gl/XlP5g.
As sad as this story is, one can assume that a percentage of these people owned computers and that perhaps most of them did not store backups off-site, away from the fire. I have written many times about the need to make backups and to store them both locally and off-site. Once these people can get their lives back together and re-establish the basics of food, shelter, and clothing, I would assume they will want to re-establish the records in their lives. While we genealogists always think of family history records, we also should be thinking of family photographs, checking account records, insurance policies, income tax records, and other documents that could be and should be stored on a personal computer.
Where are YOUR records stored?
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