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Best way to record and save family tree?


Active member
Tywardreath, Cornwall
I've built my family tree on Ancestry.co.uk and most of my source documents are digitial and saved on the site. When I had my original subscription in 2009 I also had the software Family Tree Maker 2009. I haven't been very successful in using this.

At the moment I have a subscription until October so I'm doing as much research as I can. I am concerned that I won't be able to see all the digital sources when my subscription runs out. Does anyone know if this is the case?

If so, what would be the best way to go about recording and saving everything so that I can always refer back to it?



Loyal Member
dovercourt but born Enfield
Best way is to download the images of the information and store it on your PC.
You then have to find a back up system for the files.
I use a couple of pen drives and also write the data to a dvd once a year, very tedious but once you get used to it, its simple.

PLEASE do make back ups! Ive lost count of the number of times data has gone missing with a dead hard disk!

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