Learn how to protect your family history research before and after disaster strikes whether you're at risk from natural disaster, home disaster or a computer crash in the September FamilyTree Magazine Podcast when I talk with with Lisa Louise Cooke about my article in the current issue of FamilyTree magazine, "Your Genealogy Disaster Plan."
Last week I shared disaster-preparedness tips "Prepare Your Family History to Survive Fire Season" prompted by the California wildfires that were burning in my sister's former hometown of Sliverado Canyon, California. Here are a few more tips you can hear more about in the September FamilyTree Magazine Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke.
Before Disaster: Know Your Risks
Gather important numbers
Digitize to safeguard
Get an insurance checkup
Back up computer files
Practice smart storage
Make a genealogy grab and go list
Create a genealogy disaster kit
After a Disaster: Be Ready to Salvage Your Treasures
Assess the damage
Collect scattered items
Contact your insurance agent
Salvage wet photos for later attention