Monday, October 31, 2005

READERS INPUT: Memory Sticks

RE: Memory Stick Question
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com/05/1016.htm

From: JudiGalpin2@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,Not only have I scanned old family pictures to one memory stick, I have another that I have scanned the numerous birth and death certificates, obituaries, news articles, and other documents that I have collected over the years. I have the documents organized by category. It is so much easier to pull up a document from the stick rather than to dig through my files if I need to look at it again or if I want to copy it to share with another family member. It is also makes the documents available for the times that I am on the road (which is all the time as I travel for my work.) My memory sticks are 1GB each and I carry them with me at all times!

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From: Alice Sanders
DearMYRTLE,
I have a 1 GB memory stick with the entire genealogy file for my family lines and those also for my husband. I will be taking this memory stick with me on a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Each of their computers has a USB port in case I want to check anything in my files. This is a lot easier and lighter to carry than the hard copy files of the past.

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From: Cis1052@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,Memory Sticks and digital [camera] cards are two totally different things. Memory sticks are used like CDs. My husband uses his for work so he can keep all his important papers on them and carry them from one customer to another. I use mine for backing up my database and all my photos that I have collected that pertain to genealogy. My daughter keeps all her photos, and she takes a lot of them, on one. My son, the chef, keeps all his recipes on his. The uses are endless for memory sticks. I really like them as they do not take up a lot of room. You can through them into a drawer and grab them on the fly. You can label them just like any thing else so you know what you have on it. A great addition to storage organization.

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DearREADERS,
Our students at Manatee Technical Institute keep their homework and class assignments on their memory sticks, which they wear on lanyards around their necks.

You may use a digital camera card like a memory stick, but they are not as universally interchangeable between computers unless the computer has a slot for the digital camera card. The memory sticks that plug directly into a USB port are the most universally accepted. Purchase the largest capacity you can afford.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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