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Techy tips for family historians

Make The most of digital devices, websites, apps and gadgets, with genealogical web guru Paul Carter

GADGET KNOW-HOW FOR GENIES

TECHNICAL ADVICE

App of The month – Photos Companion

Windows 10’s integrated Photos app is a great way to organise your family history images on The PC but copying photos from a mobile device can prove a challenge. Regular readers will know I’m a big advocate of cloud storage and one option would be to copy The images via Dropbox or similar and importing Them to Photos that way.

Microsoft have come up with a more direct method, thanks to The new Photos Companion app, available for both Apple and Android devices. As long as your device and PC are connected to The same wi-finetwork, you can easily transfer your photos with a few taps.

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The wish to find out about your family history always begins with a question. That special something that you want to know about those who’ve come before you, that missing piece of the puzzle that you'd like to find about your own roots... So, because the internet is such a very valuable resource for hunting for these family history clues, this issue we’ve got a bumper guide to help your research. Read it and discover how to: 1. Search smarter and trace that family story. 2. Learn new search hacks and make new discoveries. 3. Get the low-down on searching the major family history websites. Lastly, you may notice something different this issue – our new look! Re-energised and packed as ever with know-how, advice and real-life tales, our revamp will provide you with fresh inspiration to find your family’s story.