Protect Family Records from Natural Disasters with FamilyKeys Software Suite

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With natural disasters such as the recent tornadoes in the Southern states, the October 2007 California wildfires, and Hurricane Katrina still fresh in most people's minds, the thought of losing everything is hard to imagine. In the event of a natural disaster, every important document needed to rebuild a family's life can now be safely recorded on the hard drive of their computer with the easy-to-use FamilyKeys Software Suite.

As many important documents as you can grab, including birth certificates, passport, financial papers, insurance forms, mortgage papers, your car's pink slip, banking-account numbers, vital medical prescriptions and any savings bonds or certificates.

In the event of a natural disaster, every important document needed to rebuild a family's life can now be safely recorded on the hard drive of their computer with the easy-to-use FamilyKeys Software Suite.

The wildfires that raged through Southern California in October 2007, destroyed 1,500 homes and evacuated over one million people. Many of these homeowners had less than 15 minutes to gather up personal belongings and flee. Unfortunately, in such a stressful situation, it's impossible to run all over the house to gather up important papers unless they are in one central location. Even then, big files and photo boxes are often too heavy to carry out of the house.

Journalist Jonathan Lansner, of the Orange County Register, informally polled visitors at his Real Estate blog asking them, "What essential possessions would you pack if ordered to evacuate?" Of the 305 votes, 62 percent listed pictures and computer as their top picks.

FamilyKeys is a simple to use software program that solves the problem of how a homeowner can quickly evacuate with all their old family photos and important papers in one hand. The FamilyKeys Software Suite organizes the family's financial records, medical records, household inventory, old family photos and all important papers in one place - the family's computer. Unlimited backup copies can be created and sent to relatives miles away, or even stored in the office or a safe deposit box.

The software organizes papers into five categories - Financial Records, Medical Records, Household Inventory, Photo Organization, and Scanned Documents.

In the Key Financial Steps section, families can input everything from bank account information to insurance policies, retirement plans, mutual funds, vehicles, personal loans, and much more. This section includes calculators to compare mortgage, interest costs, and rates. It can also prepare and print financial statements and family budgets.

The Keys to Good Health section can be a life saver when accurate health records are needed in a hurry. Keep all of the family's personal data, medical histories, genealogy information, pharmacy information, and medical insurance information all in one place. Printing a complete medical history for a new doctor is just a mouse click away.

A convenient and easy way to inventory personal possessions is with the Key Possessions section. It allows unlimited entries, categories, and locations of every item in a home. It even allows users to import photos of valuable items to catalog for insurance purposes. When needed, accurate and complete reports can be printed for police if there is a theft or for an insurance adjuster to file an insurance claim.

Marsha Seff of the Union-Tribune recently posted an article on what to bring when an evacuation is mandated. "As many important documents as you can grab, including birth certificates, passport, financial papers, insurance forms, mortgage papers, your car's pink slip, banking-account numbers, vital medical prescriptions and any savings bonds or certificates."

One of the best features of this software is the ability to save scanned documents and anything from family photos, financial statements, marriage certificates, bonds, credit cards, and other important documents. Basically anything that might be considered valuable, irreplaceable or vital can be scanned and saved. Once everything is saved, the information can be burned to a CD for easy portability.

With natural disasters such as the recent tornadoes in the Southern states, the October 2007 California wildfires, and Hurricane Katrina still fresh in most people's minds, the thought of losing everything is hard to imagine. With FamilyKeys software, not everything has to be lost. Peace of mind is knowing that all of the family's irreplaceable documents are safe.

The FamilyKeys Software Suite can be purchased and instantly downloaded at http://www.FamilyKeys.com.

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