Sunday, July 1, 2012

Data Backup Day

I admit I've been slacking off a little with backing up my genealogical data. And when I say "a little", what I really mean is "I haven't actually backed up any data whatsoever in, err, months." Tonight I plan to correct this. It's too hot to do anything else, so I'll hook my computer up to my external hard drive and let it work its magic. My reward for doing this will be ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream.

Tonight I will also be participating in the indexing spree that FamilySearch Indexing is planning to index 5 million records in a 24-hour period. The 1940 Census is just over 75% indexed, so I hope this helps to finish it off! Now that my state of New York is just about completed, I will probably focus my efforts on my husband's home state of South Carolina. I absolutely cannot wait for the entire census to be searchable. I still have many, many, many people to find!

What's that? I believe that's the starting bell for the indexing sprint! Hopefully the next time I post the census will be 100% complete!