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How do I encourage readers of my genealogy blog to get in touch?

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 ...
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Software/service for informal genealogy book?

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)...
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Publishing family tree online?

Contrary to others, I recommend AGAINST ancestry.com. There have been many complaints of them "not receiving" cancel instructions for the "free" trial that actually requires a ...
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Publishing family tree online?

{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 ...
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Are there any published guidelines for organizing a family narrative other than in the Register-style generation-by-generation format?

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 ...
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Publishing family tree online?

Like others, I find Ancestry is excessively interested in selling enough DNA kits to pay for their incessant TV adverts. After trying a couple of other websites, I use Wikitree. This is free to use, ...
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Software/service for informal genealogy book?

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 ...
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Balancing availability and privacy for family stories?

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 ...
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Are there any published guidelines for organizing a family narrative other than in the Register-style generation-by-generation format?

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 ...
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