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    1. [PUBLISH-FAMHIST] Researching and recording
    2. John Ritchings
    3. Greetings Tom That is a good feature for a genealogy package and one of which I was not aware. I operate a Mac and used PAF before upgrading to Reunion which does not have such a facility. As far as I am aware Reunion will create a web page for uploading but does not create the blog which you appear to be suggesting for The Master Genealogist. TMG does not run on a Mac. It is my view that genealogy packages need to be brought up to date and this is just one feature that is worthy of adoption. A blog is probably not a bad idea as something between doing the research and having a fully recorded family history. Thank you for the suggestion. Regards John Message: 2 Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:26:16 +0000 From: Tom Piercy <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [PUBLISH-FAMHIST] Researching and Recording To: [email protected] Cc: John Ritchings <[email protected]> Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Hi John, On Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:01:49 PM, you wrote: [intro snipped] > I have limited time. I much prefer to do the research, so I never > get around to writing up the research in a comprehensive form to > pass on. Has anyone solved that problem? [remainder snipped] This is not 'writing up the research in a comprehensive form' but at the moment I am converting my full research [held in my family history database The Master Genealogist (TMG) with sources] to a blog http://notjustpiercys.blogspot.co.uk/. This is in 'story' format *without* sources. I find that at this stage the next generations are more interested in the family stories than they are in genealogical research carried out to the Genealogical Proof Standarad (GPS) [grin]. I hope that when I have popped my clogs the family stories will have encouraged at least some of them to continue the research to GPS standard - there is lots of work to do to add to my TMG database. To do that all they need is TMG itself, my data, and the enthusiasm and energy (and time!) to continue the work. If anyone reflects interest in a particular story I can send them a fully sourced printout/PDF of the individual or family concerned. Of course fellow-researchers also look for information in this format. On the other hand I find that this makes the average family member recoil with horror - too much, too much! So horses for courses; the first commandment for communication - who is your audience? The other advantage of the blog format is that it can easily (I am told - haven't actually tried it yet!) be converted to printable book format. Google 'blog to book'. I hope this helps. -- Best wishes, Tom

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