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Methods of writing up and publishing your family history

  1. Sources for historical weather

    I don't know whether any of our experts can help with this one - I've Googled till I'm blue in the face - but is there any way to find out (publications etc) just what the weather was like on a certain day in the past? I'd thought of Old Moore's Almanac but that was concerned with predictions of...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 13-05-2009 8:35 PM
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  2. Family Memorabilia

    I have very little family ephemera/photos etc. but what I do have I intended to put in an album. The problem I am having is the format. Do I enter things by surname, date, type? Keep everything for one family member together or what? Whichever way I look at it I think I will cause myself...

    Started by eileenb‎, 12-06-2009 3:36 PM
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  3. Smile turning your book into a interactive dvd

    Hi guys, well i've done the book thing and was pretty pleased how it came out :) now i want to go to the next step , Books are gr8 but in a interactive world i'd like to be able to put it all on dvd so ppl can go though it with a bit more interest Id like ye old tree format, plus photos...

    Started by fizzernz‎, 29-07-2008 9:08 PM
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  4. The beeches

    Hi everyone help needed here, I have recently looked through Newport Union poor records, I found the family I was looking for on numerous dates around 1902 to 1904 and they are moving in and out of the work house "transfered from Long ashton Union" and " sent to the Beeches" are quite common...

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 13-06-2009 5:26 PM
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  5. Any ideas on how to spice it up?

    Perhaps not the best title....|blush| But I am currently writing the history of my mother's family going back to 1800 and ending in 1994 when the last person of my grandad's generation died. so far I have used info contained in/on:- Births, marriages, deaths, census returns, wills,...

    Started by sindylin‎, 11-02-2009 11:11 PM
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  6. Which Computer Program do you recommend?

    Hi all, I have to put this question to all of you with a LOT more experience than I have... I have my family tree back a very long way on many branches... For example... on my paternal grandmother's side it is back to pre 10th century AD.. and also various arms of the main line go back a few...

    Started by aeracura‎, 02-12-2008 1:19 AM
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    09-04-2009, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Best Programme to Present Hard Copies.

    Having just got out of hospital after having a mild stroke. I have had my warning so lifestyle change is happening. Been in stress for 32 years now time to change jobs. So geneology is my favourite hobby. I have researched and written many family tree's for friends and associates for free...

    Started by Spinner‎, 09-03-2009 1:56 PM
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    09-03-2009, 4:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Any ideas how to cover all the branches?

    I've bitten the bullet and finally started writing up my father's family tree, but have run into a slight snag...how on earth do I cover all of the descendants of the all of the children of my original couple? I started off mentioning their children and then doing a piece about who each of them...

    Started by Tinker‎, 23-02-2009 8:12 PM
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    26-02-2009, 3:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Discovering My Mother's Past

    In 1994 my mother was admitted to hospital in the UK seriously ill. I realized had she died so would the chance of my finding out about her past, her family in Jamaica and who my father was, information she had refused to tell me. So I decided to find out for myself. My blog relates the...

    Started by olgasdaughter‎, 16-02-2009 9:57 AM
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  10. Writing up family histories

    Hi Does anyone think this subject my be worth a section of its own ? I have written up several of my families in small half A4 format and so far had no great problems in deciding the way to do it. Each one has been different, although I must confess that two of them had the same theme in...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 12-08-2005 7:37 AM
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  11. Prices and wage information

    I am information gathering before I embark on writing about my life and times! I was born in 1946 so obviously I'm 60 and it seems like a good time to get started. One thing that I would like to keep going throughout, would be how the costs of items has changed over the years and in particular...

    Started by dabber‎, 25-03-2006 4:41 PM
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  12. Lightbulb Christmas Pressie - any ideas on write ups?

    With Christmas rapidly approaching (OK, where did 2008 go?) I'm considering collating the research I've done thus far as a present for my Gran, but need advice from the Brains Trust at BG. 1) What scope do you extend to? I have been lucky to be able to find other lines of family and not just my...

    Started by Summer‎, 22-11-2008 7:06 AM
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  13. Timeline sites

    When writing up family histories, unless we were very good at history (though I don't suppose that many of us have got back to the Wars of the Roses yet) we probably don't have a clue what was happening in the year of an ancestor's birth marriage or death. I'd already found one timeline site...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 06-10-2005 5:21 PM
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  14. general advice/suggestions needed

    Hi, My grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of the year and I'd like to present them with some of the family history research I've done. I've never written it up for anyone other than myself so usually it's hand written or typed pages. I think it might be useful...

    Started by Angelaj‎, 27-10-2008 6:24 PM
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  15. Writing your life story

    Ok, so you are all writing up your own life story, arnt you ? You know you should, so that your grandchildren will know all about you, and it has been such a pain that your granddad didnt do it, or even leave a diary :-) So how are you doing it ? I dont mean the finished effort, just your...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 12-11-2005 3:48 AM
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  16. Home made Video Of Ancestors Lives.

    Hi I wonder if any of you have evr thought about making a home made video charting the lives of a particular family line etc? I would love to do one with my London relatives, which involves filming the streets, churches and workplaces they used while narrating at the same time ie "This is...

    Started by benny1982‎, 05-09-2008 10:50 PM
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    06-09-2008, 9:28 AM Go to last post
  17. What I would like to Know

    Hi all once again , I would like to know or at least understand ,what it was like in Warmington and surrounding at the time of GGGgrandfather it is said that family was farming a properity at the time with Father and two sons helping all family could read and write and were to some extend well of...

    Started by Graeme‎, 31-08-2008 11:29 AM
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  18. Recommended books

    Can anyone recommend any books on writing up your family history? I am at the stage where I have a lot of information, but am not sure how to draw it all together. Any ideas? David

    Started by dcmbarton‎, 02-02-2007 11:22 PM
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  19. How much history is too much?

    On my current project I am getting a bit concerned as to how much general history to include to flesh out the family times as it were. The usual instruction to budding authors is to consider your audience. However my audience is mainly children and grandchildren, mostly here in Oz.So when writing...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 09-06-2008 5:54 AM
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  20. Question charting your family history

    I started by getting info off my Dad and first started researching my Grandad and Grandma's families. I was only getting details on the main links through the family and dob's. Now I am learning more and more about what they all did and when they did it. Now also who their children married and...

    Started by lynda bolton‎, 14-05-2008 3:08 PM
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    16-05-2008, 2:16 PM Go to last post

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