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    1. Re: [PUBLISH-FAMHIST] My Solution to The Family History Problem
    2. Sam Sloan
    3. Yes. All of my Family History has been uploaded to familysearch.org and several other websites such as here http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=samsloan&id=I1 I am the "living" with 8 children. However, companies go out of business. Websites close down. Technology advances. ancestry.com bought up and closed down several websites I had donated to. I am especially discouraged by the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints closed down the Personal Ancestral File PAF program and this program is no longer available and cannot be downloaded, after they had long promised to store my data in an atomic-bomb-proof vault inside of a mountain. When my hard disk crashed recently and I had to buy a new computer I was shocked to discover that the PAF Program where I had stored all my data could no longer be downloaded. Fortunately, I had stored the program in one of my older computers and got it back that way. If you cannot trust the church to preserve your data, who can you trust? Sam Sloan On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 5:58 AM, [email protected] < [email protected]> wrote: thank you for the info and the web sites. Have you thought of donating to familysearch.org or ancestry.com ? allen On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM, Sam Sloan <[email protected]> wrote: > I have published several books pertaining to my family history. They are > available on Amazon and numerous other book sellers. If I die and even if > Amazon goes out of business, I feel confident that somebody will have the > books and thus they will live forever. Even if they are only computer > files, somebody will have them. > > I am willing to help anybody else publish books of their family history in > this way, if that will help. > > The one downside to this is once published they cannot be unpublished. I > try to have several publishers and printers get my computer files. It has > already happened that one of my publishers went out of business. Also, my > hard disk has crashed several times. My files and work product would have > been lost forever except that I had distributed it widely and found > somebody who still had it. > > Here are two of the books I have published. Both were written by others. > The author of the first book is dead and fortunately her family members > sent me the original pages of her manuscript, allowing me to publish this > invaluable work and save it for future generations. > > David Graham of Chester County, South Carolina and His Descendants > 1772-1989 ISBN 0923891072 > > The Descendants of Hugh Thomson ISBN 0923891617 > > My maternal grandmother was Mary Graham (1879-1956). My maternal > great-grandmother was Elizabeth Grace Thomson (1851-1932). My name is in > both books. > > If you will look up these books on various book seller websites you will > see more than 20 book sellers offering to sell these books. Few have > actually bought it but if I die somebody will have it. > > http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891617 > > http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923891072 > > Do not think of this as a way to make money as you will not make any, but > I believe that by this process the books will last forever. Even if Amazon > goes out of business, other companies will have the computer files and thus > the books will survive forever for future generations. > > Sam Sloan > > >

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