Thursday, 9 April 2015

Internet Genealogy Magazine: April/May 2015

The item that caught my eye in the latest issue of Internet Genealogy, which arrived in my mailbox on Tuesday, is Cloud Storage and Your Genealogy! the cover-featured article. There's something mysterious about clouds - perhaps on a summer's day you've rested on the grass, stared up at the sky and taken the time to look at how a cloud changes. In a few minutes watch them do extraordinary things.

It seems as if cloud storage services change almost as rapidly. The article helps us catch up.

Tony Bandy tells us the cloud is just a collection of computer servers and a vast array of supporting infrastructure needed to reliably and conveniently save and deliver back computer files. He reviews the major vendors, Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive plus Dropbox and services from Amazon. He also mentions genealogy companies with their cloud storage services for genealogy files, with accompanying images, before summarising trends in cloud storage services - bigger, better, more comprehensive and more secure.

Here's the complete table of contents for the issue, one that's light on British and Canadian content, with some key words highlighted.

There is a Lovely Land 
Carol Richey explores the resources available for those who are seeking their Danish ancestors 

It’s in the Genes!
Gabrielle Morgan researches the incredible life of a Tasmanian doctor, his family and the lives of their descendants

Cloud Storage and Your Genealogy!
Tony Bandy looks at what is available in cloud-based storage services for family history researchers

Diane L. Richard looks at websites and related news that are sure to be of interest 

Was Your Ancestor a True “Child of the Sea”?
David A. Norris explores the many circumstances for births occurring at sea, and the resources where you might locate the records

Windows 8: All Forms and Factors
Tony Bandy looks at new Windows-based hardware for your family research

Parsons and Priests and Reverends and Rectors 
David A. Norris shows how to find those who tied the knot at your ancestors’ weddings, but also many other useful related sources 

The Great Migration, 1915-1970 
Carol Richey looks at the many resources available to assist in finding African American ancestors during this important period in American history 

Sam’s Adventure in Genealogy 
Constance R. Cherba and Samuel J. Ashkar discover the fun side of genealogy research 

The Back Page 
Dont' forget to search for the living!

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