Over at Kerry’s there’s a debate underway about The Value of Great Big Trees Online. I come down on the side of being not all that interested. I agree with the many who say that regurgitated incorrect and un-sourced material is a root problem. But, it can be a place to start. … [continued]
No-one wants to share your genealogy? No-one wants your houseful of paper, right? That’s the problem. It’s just more stuff they have to store somewhere.
You have to get a little devious here. Think sneaky tactics. … [continued]
Back at one of my favorite topics – sharing genealogy with family members who can’t even pronounce the word. … [continued]
Off to a slow start with Dropbox, but I’ve got it now. Backing up, syncing and sharing files is what this is about. You download and install a small file that makes a folder on your computer called ‘My Dropbox’. It fits right in with My Pictures and My Videos in Windows. It also works on Mac and Linux.
YouSendIt is an online service for sending files and folders larger than email can handle. If you don’t have an account you can easily get one. Just sign up with an email address and password and you’re in. The Sign Up tab shows a comparison of plans where you can choose the one that suits you.
I received the following letter about sharing your genealogy online, which I reprint here. It opens up the whole can of worms that’s been addressed in various forums before. If anyone else has opinions please send them in.
Think of this as your online post-office when your packages are too large for email. YouSendIt has a free service that will allow you to send files up to 100 MB in size. You upload them to the YouSendIt server, and YouSendIt will send your recipient an email with a link where they can go download your mail. It couldn’t be simpler.