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Dropbox for Genealogists

Dropbox for Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Are you familiar with Dropbox – a program that provides 2 gigabytes of online storage for free? Learn how to sign up for Dropbox, install the program and get started ensuring the safety and security of your genealogy research data.

Description: Seems too good to be true, right? Two gigabytes of online storage for free? And storage that can synchronize files across your computer, your laptop and even your mobile device? It is true, and you can learn how to leverage the power of Dropbox – a free online program to back up your genealogy data and even share files with friends and family.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites)

Content: 4 page handout

Outline

  • What is Dropbox?
  • Data Backup, Data Storage and “Synching” Data
  • Installing Dropbox
  • Dropbox Basics
  • Dropbox Mobile Apps
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

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