Thursday, 9 April 2009


The recent tragic news from Germany and Italy points out just how fragile our world is. Documents, works of art, architecture, and more from throughout the centuries can be wiped out within seconds by earthquakes, fires, building collapses, wars, and other calamities. The loss to scholars, historians, genealogists, and others is incalculable. Luckily, we now have the technology and the ability to preserve multiple copies of all these priceless objects for future generations.

I would suggest that we digitize everything and make multiple copies of each copy, to be stored in widely dispersed locations.

The above are the introductory paragraphs of a report published on EASTMAN'S ONLINE GENEALOGY NEWSLETTER. It is worth reading.

  • Voorgaande is veral van belang in die lig van die digitalisering van sterftekennisse in Suid-Afrika ... en natuurlik alle ander genealogiese werk, insluitend jou eie waaraan jy soveel tyd en energie bestee het.
  • Dit laat 'n mens ook terugdink aan wat van jou genealogiese werk word ná jou afsterwe. KLIK HIER en KLIK HIER

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