Away from Home? Use Amazon Photos to backup photos & free up your phone space – even if you don’t pay for Amazon Prime

 

 

Even if you don't have Amazon Prime, if you have parents, children, friends, or family members who do pay for the service, you can ask them to invite you to be a member of their Family Vault and you will receive the benefits listed below, without either party having to let anyone see the photos they store at Amazon Photos. Keep reading for details.

 

 

If you use your phone as your primary camera these days, Amazon has a great deal for Amazon Prime members which allows them to backup unlimited photos for free. There's a 5 GB limit for video but you can purchase extra video storage space if you need more.

Amazon Photos is a great tool for travelers who take tons of photos and videos. We backpacked for two weeks and were able to free up space on our devices each day by syncing our phones with Amazon Photos, uploading the day's pictures and videos, and then deleting them off our devices. Here…

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How to Find RootsTech SLC 2019 Handouts FREE!

RootsTech Handouts

Most Genealogy conferences don't allow non-paying customers to view conference handouts, but RootsTech does. This is a HUGE freebie if you're #NotAtRootsTech and a great way to prep for RootsTech if you're attending in person. You can't hit multiple classes the same hour but you may be able to glean some tips from a class you missed by looking at the handout.

Background info: RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world and this year it will have two conferences, RootsTech SLC from February 27-March 2, 2019 and RootsTech London from October 24-26, 2019.

The current RootsTech 2019 app is for the SLC Convention. They may use this same app for the London Convention and if they do, access to the SLC handouts could disappear, so it would be best to make time now to look over the classes and download any handouts that interest you.

Two ways to access the RootsTech handouts. On your Computer - …
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The Best FREE App to Quickly Catalog Your Personal Library

The Best FREE App to Quickly Catalog Your Personal Library without stress!   Yesterday, I needed to put some books away and our bookshelves were overstuffed and disorganized so I dropped all other non-essential tasks from my plans and committed to organizing our "library." I've been wanting to use an app to scan all the books we own and create a spreadsheet detailing what we have and where it's located so this was the perfect opportunity do both. When I set my mind to a task, it's gotta happen THAT day. I don't allow time for a huge learning curve, etc. The end product will be what it will be, but it will be done. I googled "best app to catalog a  personal library" and read a few blogs. I'm not stupid, but I am impatient. I tried several apps, only the free versions. Several had such great write-ups I was tempted to buy the "pro" version when the free version was lacking and I am so glad I didn't.  They all had problems and I wasn't able to quickly figure o…
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