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She's right: If you didn't take the photographs personally, you don't own the copyright and can't prevent her publishing them. The person who took the photograph (and so originally owned the copyright) could, or the person/people who inherited the copyright for up to 70 years after the photographer's death (in the US: terms elsewhere will vary). If the ...


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I like the software Gramps to export my data in book format. You can include graphs, images, etc. Pretty easy to use also. Software is free and can be downloaded from here. Also, see Printing (or pdf) of FULL report including all jpg files for alternatives.


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If your blog is targeted at local historians and genealogists, get ahold of your local history and genealogy groups and make them aware of your blog and to tell their members. They will come back if you have new or interesting content for them, and they will comment as well if something tweaks their interest. Remember that the world sees your blog. Lots of ...


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The problem with family trees is that there is not really a vertical or a horizontal way of going through it. There's just branches of varying sizes, which don't translate well over into the one dimensional path that a book is. A difficulty with a "vertical" or top-to-bottom approach is that to prevent redundancy, each of the chapters may have to begin at a ...


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{substantially edited} I have had a similar need: to share trees with images and biographies -- subscription-free. In principle, the research, data entry and design of your tree is a separate thing from its sharing for viewing purposes. The online sites are good at the former but not the latter because they rarely have a separate, subscription-free interface ...


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Just FYI- I've ended up putting together a 'photo book' using shutterfly.com. I haven't received the final product yet, but their online interface is pretty easy to use and it offers a lot of options for layout that include significant portions of text, and large two-page images. For the relationship charts, I just exported them from my genealogy software as ...


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I keep two online trees, a public version that strips all of that type of information, and a private one that includes everything. To access the private tree, users (family members) must login and be authorized. I find this eliminates a lot of the worries.


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I published a family history book about the ancestors of my paternal grandparents. Part 1 is my grandfather's ancestors and part 2 is my grandmother's. Each chapter is a separate branch...a different surname. The chapter begins with the earliest known ancestor and continues generation by generation, including historical detail, until a daughter marries out ...


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