Public Dropbox Folder

by JL Beeken on 10-10-2011

DropboxTo answer some common questions: How to put something in someone’s Dropbox folder? How to access a public Dropbox folder? How to get into someone’s Dropbox? How to find people on Dropbox? … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeDay 2 of Intellishare. I got cuz out of the research rut but we immediately took a sharp left into another ditch.

She told me she didn’t have time to work on genealogy for a few days so I said, “Ok.” … [continued]

Dropbox: Another Use For Shared Folders

by JL Beeken on 7-03-2011

DropboxHere’s another reason to use Dropbox to share files.

Yesterday I called my cousin in Georgia, as I do periodically.

She was in the midst of backing up all her files to disk because her computer was acting funny, sending up ‘weird messages’ and crashing every few minutes. … [continued]

A Simple Backup Plan

by JL Beeken on 3-23-2011

I just watched Thomas’ webinar (available at Legacy webinars on CD) called Backing Up: Your Genealogy Data and if I didn’t already have a simple backup plan I still wouldn’t. … [continued]

Dropbox Shareable Links

by JL Beeken on 3-09-2011

Dropbox(Update: Dropbox Shareable Links was a passing concept on the path of development. It’s much simplified now. See Dropbox Links.)

Someone emailed me last weekend for some help with linking web pages in a particular way. It wasn’t a difficult question but she had a list of requirements for how she wanted it to work and how she didn’t. So, having knocked every other option out of the ring, what was left was Dropbox Shareable Links. … [continued]


by JL Beeken on 2-12-2011

PortableAppsIf you’re not using PortableApps yet, there are more portable apps than you would believe and there are more being made all the time. I run as many as I can. You can literally carry around most of the software you need in portable versions. Occasionally I clean out my collection because I gather many more than I can use. Some of them I use daily. … [continued]

Sharing Dropbox Files

by JL Beeken on 2-09-2011

DropboxWhen I said, in Mind Mapping a Research Toolbox, that you can keep files in your Public Dropbox folder to yourself a question came up about how safe this is. These links are from the Dropbox domain so could they be indexed by the search engines. Or do they have to be linked from another website in order to be indexed and seen? … [continued]

Mind Mapping A Genealogy Research Toolbox

by JL Beeken on 2-07-2011

FreePlaneFollowing on from yesterday’s introduction to mind mapping a Genealogy Research Toolbox, you’ll need two things for this project; free mind mapping software – FreeMind (or FreePlane) and a free Dropbox account. … [continued]

Sharing Files With My Family

by JL Beeken on 12-22-2010

VikingsThe documentation of my family history would be perfect if it wasn’t for the problem of sharing files with my family.

The stress goes on and on and doesn’t show any visible signs of lessening from year to year. I dread computer-talk with my family. I would almost rather eat nails. Obviously, they don’t read my blog because I’m like Chinese Water Torture. Drip, drip and they’d get it eventually. … [continued]

Windows LIveNow comes the nasty part of the Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup. The ANCESTORS. 108 folders with 6,173 files. Although, not every single one of them is an image file. A few are text or PDF. It’s a broad count. Maybe there’s only 5,586 images, precisely. … [continued]