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Printing (or pdf) of FULL report including all jpg files

My main software is Calico Pie's Family Historian 6, which contains among its many features the capability to print booklets. You can see some screenshots on the tour page. See the FHUG's Knowledge ...
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What to do with an ancestor's diary?

I welcome your plan to preserve the diaries and make them available to others. If the relative already gave you the diaries, there is some common ground to discuss the other resources. Scanning them ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

It seems that you, her son, has acquired your mother's materials and has already invested at least some time thinking about this as you are now asking this question of what to do with it. Since you ...
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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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Why doesn't the haplogroup K2b2 appear on MitoSearch.org?

The thing to realize is that DNA science is new and quickly evolving as more people test and the science gets better and more granular. As such it was identified a couple years ago that Haplogroups ...
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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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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

I would hate to see all that work lost, and I would expect that the materials might be of much interest to at least one amongst your more distant cousins. I suspect that your mother would have been ...
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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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What to do with an ancestor's diary?

You have to transcribe it, and publish those transcriptions. Such diaries are like gold dust and have to be shared, as you say. Scanning will help preserve the the written form but sharing needs a ...
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Sharing genealogical data (from GEDCOM) with family members?

I would suggest Tribal Pages. This has a number of pricing tiers, the basic level is free and seems adequate for your requirements. For more people, photos and notes, charges start to apply. You ...
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Sharing genealogical data (from GEDCOM) with family members?

You can upload your GEDCOM to a free Ancestry.com account. Simply enter your name, email address and password. On the next page click the "get started" link under "Build a family tree." This takes you ...
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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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What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research?

Another good method of future-proofing is to post your familytree information (about non-living people) online in a variety of places, for example: WeRelate.org and WikiTree. I also post much of my ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

Ultimately I think any decision on this depends on What you've got How interested you are How much work you want to do If the records are just a box of clippings, pictures, certificates etc then ...
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Was I wrong to add more branches to my relative's tree?

Sounds like a case of miscommunication between you and your uncle. Although it sounds as if he gave you permission to edit his tree, and therefore implied that he wanted you to make edits, it would ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

I was left in a similar situation when my mother died in 2013. She had done much more genealogy research than the little she occasionally mentioned. I have a large box of information she dug up, and ...
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What are the key features in genealogical software that will help me future proof my research?

There have been some great responses on this already but I have not seen a couple key points mentions so I will put out what my plans are that I have specifically outlined. I make lots of backups of ...
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Are Tiny Tafels still used?

Tiny Tafels are still useful for sharing surname interests in mailing lists or newsgroups. The problem is that most of the software for editing and matching them is old. I still run a Tiny Tafel ...
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Using git for genealogy collaboration

Genealogists will never use git directly, but a frontend is eminently possible. Neither XML or (to a lesser extent) json map well to a line-based version control system (because it can be hard to ...
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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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Sharing Pictures or Data for access by future researchers?

I would suggest the Internet Archive as a good permanent online home for these sorts of things. You can include lots of metadata, and easily link to and from other places on the web. The IA is a non-...
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