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Genealogy Cloud Computing

The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program is Right For You

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn how the cloud works, how to keep your data safe, and the latest cloud programs.

Description:  Tired of keeping your genealogy research data on multiple CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn not only how cloud computing works, but also the latest cloud programs and how to keep your data secure and private.

Audience Level: Beginner

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

Content: 9 page handout

Outline

  • Clouds in Genealogy? What is the Genealogy Cloud?
  • How the Cloud Works
  • Basic Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Cloud Programs for Genealogists
  • Security and Privacy Issues
  • Genealogy Cloud Best Practices
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

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