Sunday, April 22, 2012

Moved to Word Press

My Pakistani Ancestry has moved to Word Press

See you over there!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Blogiversary MPA

It is 3 years to the day I started this blog.

Wow. Who knew it would last this long? I'm actually quite aware of the fact that it's been a tough journey trying to write these posts (enjoyable as it has been).

Today, as I write this post using Blogger on my mobile, I'm reminded of how things have changed over the past year. I now spend less time than I used to writing about genealogy, about 'Remembering our shaheed', about sad events in Pakistan in general. My work life has taken over so I rarely have moments to devote to writing or researching but whenever the genealogy bug takes over I'm usually seen staying up late just to find that extra bit of info or trying hopelessly to write a blog post that people will want to read.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who has read my blog and those who left comments. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Back up your data with Mozy?

It seems this blog gets abandoned every few months, with life passing by and all that it involves making me forget about posting. It is nice to get back to it and I'm sure this blog is still being read as I receive comments on blog posts once every blue moon. I guess that's what brought me back. There are people still out there who are searching the internet for more information about their Pakistani ancestry. I can't promise my return will be permanent but I can say that I will be posting...

As it's 1st of March, I will be backing up (some of) my data in accordance to geneabloggers 'Data Backup Day'. I can't say I am very good at this but atleast I'm trying. The importance of having your data secured is only fully known when something tragic happens and you lose large amounts of information.

Personally, I haven't backed up my genealogy software data in a long time so this is a top priority. Currently, I am using Legacy 7.4 and will be backing up all information which includes 322 individuals and 90 families. Scanning old family photographs is one of those things that I intend to but haven't got round to doing. I still haven't bought a scanner for starters which many would say is a must for genealogists. Although, I do console myself that atleast I have protected my original photographs in some shape or form and that they are not cluttered in a mess somewhere. Also, there are birth, marriage, death certificates that need to be scanned and placed in archival containers. Additionally, I have a Word document that I need to backup as it contains lots of the data that exists in my database.

This brings me to Mozy, an online back up site. Having not tried it, I'm unable to comment on it's good features or advantages but it's another option to think about.

Let's hope my computer stays alive..