My friend Lisa Alzo queried Ol’ Myrt and a number of other genealogy writers for input about trends we see coming down the pike in the world of genealogy. She plans to work the feedback we provided into an article for Family Chronicle magazine. However, her request did not preclude the cross posting of my thoughts on the subject here in my blog over the next few days. I look forward to reading what my colleagues think the future holds for family historians when Lisa’s article goes to press.
In response to What do you foresee happening in the field in the next 5 to 10 years?, Ol’ Myrt replied:
STORAGE SPACE ONLINE
While currently reserved only for the techiest genealogists among us, the storage of document, graphic and database files with a private, secure online service will become the norm. The concept of relying on a single desktop computer for our files is risky at best, even with built-in backup plans. With an increasingly mobile society, accessing one’s files remotely becomes a necessity for organization and efficiency.
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