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Passing Down all of the Family Research

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Mar 2013 20:44

We'd probably all like the answer to those questions :-D

As you say you are 'young' in the first instance it might be an idea to save it to the 'cloud' as that seems to be the most recent storage facility.

If you haven't already, invest in a good off line tree programme to use, keeping copies on external hard drives, thumb drives etc taking a belt and braces approach.

Ideally, you/we might to try and write it up in a book(let) format, trying to incorporate interesting timeline or social/economic details. You could them incorporate a few copies of census, BMD certificates as well as appropriate sections of the family tree. Many off line tree programmes can help with this. Copies could be sent to interested relatives, and possibly deposited in the Archive local to where most of the events took place. They might be willing to accept the 'source' documentation if organised.

You could also publish to the net, taking care about not naming relatives currently living. With a bit of luck, the website will be around long after you have lost interest.

If you only want a bare bones approach, then think about having the tree printed off professionally.


JohnDoe Report 8 Mar 2013 19:41

Basically, How would I securely and safely pass down my family research?
I am a young researcher and I plan on passing down the research to my future descendants but how do i do it successfully?
I will also be making copies to many other relatives as this may be a good way to keep the research alive. But I am just wondering how I would keep it going down the line without it ever being lost at all?....