Thinking about writing a family history

Thinking about writing a family history
Thinking about writing a family history
Here are a few things to think about… Do you want to publish your family history on the Internet? The answer is, “Yes”. The primary reason is that everyone can see it - and different family members can contribute. And, for most people, a blog is the best Internet publishing platform because it is relatively easy to learn and it costs little or nothing. What if you are only interested in genealogy and a family tree plus a few photos and notes? Then maybe a site like Ancestry.com will fit your needs. Ancestry has a good family tree application plus an organized approach to genealogy research. After a free trial, for only a few dollars, using Ancestry saves hours and hours of researching other genealogy sites. Or do you have a lot of family history material? Biographies and associated material are the most popular elements of a family history. Family members may have much biographical material, including many photos and family stories. You may have family keepsakes, heirlooms and hand-me-downs to photograph and write about. And so forth. With more material, an online family history site will fit better than a genealogy only site. Is the technology too difficult and too costly for an online Family History? The answer to both questions is, “No”. With the tools available, if a person can do email and navigate the Internet, that person can learn to write and publish a family history on the Internet with a blogging platform. For most people, even relative beginners, learning how will take only a few hours. In addition, various help facilities are available. How much time will this take? As mentioned above, it will take most people only a few hours to learn to use the tools. After this learning period, how long it will take to do a family history depends, of course, on how much material will be included. A benchmark might be less than one week, working a few hours a day, to do a smaller family history of a few pages and 10-20 photographs. However, in most cases, the writer will take more time than originally thought because there will likely be more material to include than initially estimated. However, usually the time needed ceases to be an issue because the work becomes interesting and fun! For more information, see dgaweb.com. Ongoing family history blog: familyhistoryblogging.wordpress.com/ Email: dalegardendgaweb.com

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