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Methods of writing up and publishing your family history

  1. To PDF or not to PDF

    I have written up quite a few little family histories for various lines and have printed them as well as publishing them on my website. I no longer have the laser printer that I used to own which printed off the 20 or so copies that I needed at a reasonable cost. currently in the process of...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 24-02-2011 4:01 PM
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  2. Distribution of family tree & history

    Alongside growing my family tree I have been writing a history, concentrating it around the main characters in the immediate family. I would email the Word document containing the history together with a number of mini trees as the whole was too large to easily view. Anyway the file became too...

    Started by EricS‎, 31-10-2010 11:35 PM
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  3. Smile One name paperwork

    Hi, I've tentatively started a one name study of the Pile name, its currently in the 'thinking about how to do it' stage. Does anyone have any hints about how to manage the information, which would mostly be on paper? I've started off with a sheet of paper for each Pile (yes I know, its a...

    Started by Barnzzz‎, 05-01-2011 10:32 PM
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    06-01-2011, 9:59 PM Go to last post
  4. Question family record sheet

    anyone know of a family record sheet that can be download (saved) to "your" computer...printed on then printed out and edited as needed? All these great forms and they can not be typed on...i personally need to use spell check and type edits as needed....thanks ~Leisha

    Started by missleisha‎, 08-11-2010 4:30 AM
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  5. Question How do you organise your files??

    Hi everyone, I love the fact there is a whole section dedicated to writing up your family history, I was sure I was the only one being driven crazy by formatting issues! So far I've written up all my research into an offline website of my own creation, however, I would like to put together a...

    Started by AnjaliUK‎, 31-10-2010 3:34 PM
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    31-10-2010, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Writing stories that link to my family tree

    I had 7 years of research data, and wanted to share it with my extended family ... especially younger members. I wanted something that was lively - not just who married who, and a bunch of dates. I have old photos, newspaper clipping and an interest in maps and social history. That became the...

    Started by Gambrill‎, 27-04-2010 11:43 PM
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    I have transcribed the diaries of an ancestor written between 1849 & 1862 and now seem to be going around in circles. To date I have used Word, but feel I may need another programme. I would like to publish them for distribution (sale) to interested family and maybe to the Local History...

    Started by Prue Gore‎, 09-08-2010 1:14 PM
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    10-08-2010, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  8. Blog / Website / Twitter

    Whilst my researching history isnt as long as many of you folks i've gathered up quite a bit over the last 2.5years and this is due to the internet and making contact with me because i'm in google. I promote my ancestry in 3 ways. I first started with a website that was made from the software...

    Started by bobbyfamilytree‎, 30-04-2010 11:54 AM
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  9. Gedcom

    I am not good with computers and I need to make a gedcom. I can get to the bit in Family Tree Maker where you make the Gedcom, but then it has to be saved somewhere. I don't know how to find it when it's been saved and I don't know how to attach it to an email. I can send emails, but I have never...

    Started by cicilysmith‎, 20-04-2010 5:56 PM
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    21-04-2010, 5:39 PM Go to last post
  10. St James Church, Gorton, Manchester.

    Can anyone tell me which of the James's is the patron saint of Gorton chapel, and what does St James Tyde refer too? Many Thanks Steve.

    Started by ste62b‎, 01-03-2010 9:46 PM
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  11. Family Tree Maker

    Hello, Most of my extensive family history is recorded on a PAF Family Tree. I also have the companion report maker programme. I have a subscription to A*try and have some of my family info is on a A*try family tree. I like that I can search A*try and directly attach infomation such as...

    Started by Carolyn O'Flaherty‎, 27-12-2008 1:48 PM
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  12. Ancestral voices

    I am editing my aunts memoir, by filling in dates and background details which she has omitted. She started work at the age of 17 (1917) as a childrens nurse in a "country house" in Essex. I have been wondering how this would have occured bearing in mind that she was born and bred in Stepney. ...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 04-02-2010 5:42 AM
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  13. Can I run something by you all...?

    I am now at saturation point with ancestral information, and although I wanted to start writing up the history a couple of months ago, the new discovery of yet another of my Mum's lines got in the way of this and I found myself researching yet more folk. For the moment, I have decided I MUST call...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 02-10-2009 8:11 PM
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  14. Question Living People

    Could someone tell me whether I'm right or wrong on this question please? I had always thought that if you uploaded your Family Tree to the internet, you had to obtain permission from any living people first, before their names and details were included on it. For example, the GenesReunited site...

    Started by Diane Grant-Salmon‎, 01-09-2005 9:31 AM
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  15. Contributing to genealogy publications?

    Hi I read a FH magazine 3 years ago and the author of Life In The Victoria Workhouse was asking for people to contribute their stories so I emailed her and sent her two stories of two ancestors who ended up in the workhouse. My name has been mentioned in the book as have the two stories. I...

    Started by benny1982‎, 27-08-2009 9:30 PM
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  16. Post Publishing a book

    Hi, can any one please help,? I have spent the last 3/4 years researching my family tree, and after two complete rewrites I think I have it done. The last book on the Ravenscrofts was published in 1915, and thought it was due for an update, I have completed an 100 pages of A4, and...

    Started by Ron Ravenscroft‎, 12-08-2009 7:05 PM
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  17. 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 6:35 PM
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  18. 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 1:36 PM
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  19. 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 7:08 PM
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    11-07-2009, 6:11 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 3:26 PM
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    16-06-2009, 8:02 AM Go to last post

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