When most of your genealogy data is kept on your computer, it can represent years, or even decades of work. You don’t want to lose it to computer breakdowns and thefts. Some of that information may not be able to be reproduced, and you definitely don’t want to have to copy hundreds of pages of handwritten notes back into a new software program. It can happen if you are not careful with your data, though. Here are some steps you can follow to make sure you always have access to your genealogy data, no matter what happens to your computer.