Learn How to Share All Those Digital Files!

The ability to SHARE our collections of photographs, histories, stories has become so much easier with the advent of the "Memories Gallery" in Family Tree. It's amazing how many old photographs, for example, are sitting in boxes in attics, basements, or just bookshelves, and in many different homes. Not everyone has access to them. It's also important to remember that not every family has these records, nor have they seen this information about their ancestors & cousins. Having DIGITAL files makes sharing these items so much easier AND increases the access of these items to MANY more family members. Upload them to Family Tree, or store them in a "cloud" drive folder and share the link. The important thing is to get those files out there for all your extended family to see and have. The greater the number of people that have downloaded and are storing the photos, the greater the likelihood that these media files will be around in 50 to 100 years or hopefully longer.
Helpful links to explore:

Choose your "Cloud Drive" from the list below. You can share single FILES or a whole FOLDER with others.

Microsoft OneDrive
Google Drive
Dropbox

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