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Monday, 20 July 2020

Family History : Publication

This is the last of the series I have been writing about what I do with the information I have found while researching the histories of the families of my husband and myself.



The ultimate result of genealogical research is to produce a coherent story about where you have come from – who your ancestors were, where they lived, what they did, the families they had.

I believe most computer programmes allow you to print off such details, but I actually prefer my own system (detailed in this series).



In the year 2000 I printed off the information I currently had and gave bound copies to various members of the extended family (I printed it at home from the computer, and used covers from a stationers to bind them).

I have so much more information now!  Mistakes have been corrected, new families have been added, more stories have been uncovered.  I feel it is time to print out the information I now have, only this time I intend to only give my immediate family a copy (unless others ask – and they can easily receive a computerized copy).



It has been suggested to me that I take my work to the University and see about getting it professionally bound.  I may still do that.

In the mean time I will print a copy here at home and store the pages inside a ring-binder folder.  Each page can be put inside one of those archival envelope thingies, and I can also store birth certificates etc. the same way, keeping each family’s information together.



Genealogy research never ends.  It is like an eternal treasure hunt and there is always something else to find.

I hope you have enjoyed this series – or skipped them completely if genealogy leaves you cold.  I once had a person observe to me that it was a study of “a lot of dead people” – couldn’t argue with that one!

Cheers J

Margaret

 

Oh, that last photo – that is me on the left, with the big bow in my hair J


PART ONE of this series, which also lists the other posts, can be found HERE

15 comments:

  1. Hello
    A printed copy of all your research sounds great. I love the old photos. You look cute with the big bow. Working on your family history is like a treasure hunt. Take care! Have a great new week!

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  2. I love all this...you will never hear such a statement from my. I always find it interesting to know where we come from. Love the pic of you...

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  3. Such great photos. Family treasures.

    Genealogy research is like a dark bottomless hole but I quite enjoy the adventure.

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  4. Oh Margaret you are so adorable! Love all these photos but my favorite is you with the two other angels! You all look so cute! Your family is so blessed to have someone like you who dedicates herself in tracing roots!

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    1. I don't think I have ever been called adorable before!!!!

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  5. These are all such wonderful photographs, and I especially like the picture of you :)

    All the best Jan

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  6. Well done. Love that last photo.

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  7. I've gone 'off the boil' a bit with my family history. I lost enthusiasm when I could make no more progress with my great-grandfather's history. I have a theory but it's not getting me anywhere. Good on you for all you have done!

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  8. I love going through old photos, I have literally hundreds taken over the last 50 years or so but wish I had older ones of generations back.

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  9. I have enjoyed reading about your study of a "lot of dead people". Your family is fortunate that you're doing this.

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  10. I’ll come back and read more on your research on your genealogy. The pictures you show are priceless. Last month my daughter wanted to get her French passport (since I am French she can get one) but they asked to show her French “lineage” with dates of marriage all the way to great great grand parents. I did not think I could find out but with the French Internet I did. Luckily both my maternal grand father and grand mother came from small towns in France – and do you know that by following the paternal line I went all the way to the years 1680 and 1590! still the same names in the same towns! I could not believe it. I’ll write a post on it later.

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    1. I think it is good for us all to know more about our origins, the countries we came from and the people who were our ancestors. You did well tracing back your lineage so far :)

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  11. Love the photo of you - it could be one of me, but I didn't have bows in my hair - I wouldn't leave them in!!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. I wish I had more time to work on our family history! I need to put everything I have in a three ring binder! :)

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  13. I'm a genealogist/family historian, also ... started in my high school years in the 1970s. Ah, the things we can find out about ancestors, huh! It's my winter interest since gardening is my summer one. I've always loved old photos of ancestors and learning all about them and the lives they led. I would have enjoyed being part of the pioneer movement -- except that I enjoy air-conditioning too much lol. Thank you for sharing your family with us!

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