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From: "Christopher Gray" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Publishing Online: What Do You Do and Why?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 16:26:29 +0100
An excellent point. While publishing one's "tree", complete with citations,
is relatively easy - both on-line and on CD-ROM - publishing one's research
is another matter entirely.
In order to derive the tree, I would guess that most people would have done
many, many hours of research over many years in numerous places. How does
one put that research somewhere where it will not be discarded when one
passes on. I will pass on the question "does it matter?" - too painful.
When I started, I was very "wet behind the ears" and didn't document a lot
of what I did. Gradually I started to write it all down - but mainly as a
log-book which now is a Word document of a few hundred pages of mini-trees,
diaries and snippets from various documents. I certainly did not write it
as a report and did not envisage it being passed down. However, my nieces
and nephews found it a very interesting read.
So - what should I do? I am tempted to treat myself as a client and give
myself the task of creating an "ancestor tree" for each of the major trees
I'm interested in. In that way - I'll start again, checking all that I've
done, looking for undocumented assumptions, missing citations, leaps in the
dark, etc - and writing it up.
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Sent: 19 May 2010 17:55
Subject: [TGF] Publishing Online: What Do You Do and Why?
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?
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.
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