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From: Rondina Muncy <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Publishing Online: What Do You Do and Why?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 05:20:16 -0500
These are good questions and I have been grappling with the issue for over a
year now, not only for my own research, but my client. So far, this is what
I will do for the client work (permission given by client who has the desire
that the research be made widely available): The eight reports, two case
studies and genealogy will be published in a limited run. Most of these will
be donated to repositories. Each end-product will be given to the FHL for
web publication in PDF form. All documents related to research will be given
to the client on a disk as they are in my computer for future reference by
researchers in the future. (Their family has a designated person who cares
for all research.) Beyond that, publication of the reports and genealogy on
the web is being considered. I hope to publish the case studies (in part)
I have an early report posted on my website. This was interesting because
a decendent of an associated family contacted me after finding the report
and clued me in to valuable information. This makes a good case for web
publication. If I did publish it on the web, it would be in the current
formats, although I may create hyperlinks in the genealogy.
Rondina P. Muncy
2960 Trail Lake Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Connie Sheets <> wrote:
> This is, in some ways, a follow-up to the discussions last week about word
> processing vs databases, figuring out what to do with my old notes and
> copies, etc. It dawned on me that as part of my planning I need to have a
> clearer picture of how I wish to "publish" my stuff. In an ideal world, I'd
> write a lot of books, have several articles published in NGSQ, etc., but
> that isn't going to happen. I have a tentative plan for what will happen to
> my paper files, but I would like to have a more specific plan for publishing
> What method have you chosen for publishing your family history online and
> why? What are the pros and cons of your choice?
> Generic web page?
> Rootsweb Worldconnect?
> Genealogy software generated web page?
> PDF narrative files linked to a web page?
> Something else I've not thought of? (I will not use Ancestry Public Trees
> or other paid database sites).
> Is there software that provides for proper footnoting and source citation
> on a blog or other web-page? I've hand-coded web pages in the distant past,
> to include superscripting so that I have what appear to be footnotes, but
> I'd prefer to avoid that laborious task.
> Connie Sheets
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