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Methods of writing up and publishing your family history

  1. Getting ready for the professional printer

    My tree is on Find my Past and has 44 people on it.I exported it to my PC at weekend but acrobat reader couldn't open it. I urgently need to get it to our local printer who will put it on good paper to roll and tube as a gift. He is expecting pdf or jpeg but I don't know what to do now. Ideally I...

    Started by susan67‎, 15-08-2016 11:03 AM
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  2. Which Family Tree Programme

    Does anyone have their Family Tree on FamilySearch or MyHeritage if so would you recommend to do this? i keep thinking about putting it on there but am i right in thinking they end up public and anyone can view them? Not sure but i think you can put your tree on private on MyHeritage? but have no...

    Started by olliepolly‎, 12-03-2016 12:50 PM
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  3. Sharing your discoveries sensitively

    Not strictly about writing up history but felt the best place for the topic. How do you get around sharing information with people that might come as a surprise such as family members they've never heard of or things ancestors did that were a bit unexpected. I'm not the most tactful person at the...

    Started by twigger‎, 26-07-2016 10:16 PM
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  4. Occupations

    Silly question but I cant' made up my mind which way to go. When you write something up and quote an occupation (millhand, miner, draper's assstant for example) do you use capitals: Millhand,Miner, Draper's Assistant - or not? I can't decide if there is a 'correct' way or whether it's up to...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 02-02-2014 3:26 PM
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  5. Moved: Hurd

    Started by Brian B‎, 26-04-2016 2:23 PM
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  6. Help Needed With Organizing Information.

    I have been researching my family history on and off for several years and have much information, some on a family tree online(which can be printed off) and lots of stuff just on bits and pieces of paper. I need to get it all together somehow, in a simple form. Our four children each want a copy...

    Started by MaryFrances‎, 04-04-2016 3:13 PM
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  7. Cool Where to even begin

    Hi guys, So I know so much now about my family, and about the main events in their lives. I would love to write up a family history, Ive had a great idea of a 'Diary' that would be kind of passed through each generation as if it had been handed down and carried on by the next relative. I want to...

    Started by Empirestate‎, 30-03-2016 3:00 PM
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  8. No DVD player on computer

    Have just done a short poll of my numerous grandchildren (mostly adults) and only one of them has a computer with a DVD player. The rest are tablets, phones and laptops with no CD/DVD option. So how am I going to leave them a gedcom when I pop my clogs? cheers Ed

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 11-01-2016 12:02 PM
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  9. Family Tree Maker

    I've just received an email from Anc** informing me that they are 'retiring' FTM software. Now, I don't use FTM. although I had considered switching to it after Anc** introduced its new 'improved' online tree. Have Anc** reacted to a reduction in renewals/new business concurrent with a spike...

    Started by elsinore‎, 09-12-2015 3:28 AM
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  10. Is Family Tree Maker the way to go?

    Hi, all of the info for my family tree is saved using GSP The Ultimate Family Tree. I haven't updated the family tree for a few years now and need to buy a new family tree programme to enable me to do this. Is Family Tree Maker the best way to go? I really am not very computer savvy when it...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 14-11-2012 9:48 PM
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  11. Has anyone used professional printers?

    I would like to give some family members a print out of the family tree.... there are 231 names so probably just the relevant names. My efforts are just not good enough to frame and give as a gift. Has anyone any tips re professional printing? thank you Sue

    Started by Sumi‎, 14-11-2013 1:10 PM
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  12. A 'fillable' family tree for idiots

    Not exactly writing up my family history because I'm fairly well on with it. But, I'd like to find a good way of presenting the family in a diagram. Previously, I have used Publisher with little boxes and typed in names and drawn lines etc. but there must be a better way. As the tree grows it...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 09-09-2015 8:53 AM
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  13. My Blog- A bit of geographic genealogy

    Here's the link to my last blogpost: http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com/2015/02/geography-and-genealogy.html This may be old hat to those of you in Britain who took geography in school, but it was all new to me. Comments welcome. CF

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 02-03-2015 10:23 PM
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  14. World War One Story

    I have just published the story I have written about our grandfather Frederick Feston who survived for barely four months in the trenches. It is at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-War-Private-Feston/dp/1506146937 Dont panic ! I am not asking you to buy a copy, but if you go to the "look...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 04-02-2015 11:37 AM
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  15. Question Beginning GSP Family Tree CRom...help!

    Hi all Is there anywhere on the net that has a simplified 'how to' for this.? I'm a bear of little-brain and I don't find it easy. Got as far as creating a gft file for the family tree, but I cannot see a tree taking place after 3 entries. Just a square with name and three boxes surrounding...

    Started by rogier@cat3home‎, 27-11-2014 2:47 PM
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  16. Source of illustrations-The British Museum.

    Just in the process of rewriting my little pocket family histories as well as a couple of new ones and have only just discovered the British Museum. Dont laugh !! You cant have just words, must have some pictures but if your family album before your grandparents does not exist then you need...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 21-03-2013 5:14 PM
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  17. Upgrading my old software and printing

    I am using Family Tree Maker. Version 4. 20010. Now thinking I should upgrade to Family Tree 2014 Platinum version. Can anyone advise me if this new version will merge smoothly with my old version or scramble/fail to pick up my records on the old one. My printer, Epsom SX535WD wireless. For some...

    Started by David Annis‎, 11-12-2013 1:26 PM
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  18. PAF & PAF Companion

    Folks, I have been using this combination for years with just a few problems,however a glitch lost Companion and download was no longer from LDS but Progeny Software with price increase from $6 to $60.Can anyone recommend a replacement for Companion which includes a range of print options? Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 02-11-2013 1:11 AM
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  19. Website

    I'm new to this but have started researching my family tree and am wondering how to do it so that other family members can see where I'm up to. Is there specific family tree software? Is there a limit to how much you can put on it? I wondered if this kind of thing http://website.1and1....

    Started by SReid80‎, 23-07-2013 2:49 PM
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  20. Writing dates from the Gregorian calender

    I'm working on ancestors who lived during the late 1600s and early 1700s, where the calender switches from the Julian to Gregorian calender in September 1752. (and vice versa I'm noticing that some indexes are changing the year during the Julian period as if it was the Gregorian calender! ...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 28-09-2013 12:46 PM
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