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Version 3 of this popular presentation, relates to Blogs, Slideshare, GEDCOM-based Publishing (MyHeritage), and Self-Publishing. ...

Version 3 of this popular presentation, relates to Blogs, Slideshare, GEDCOM-based Publishing (MyHeritage), and Self-Publishing.

This presentation was originally planned to be given at the Society of Genealogists on Saturday August 14, 2010.

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If you can e-mail, or upload files then you have enough knowledge and experience to publish to the web. The lecture will focus on the alternatives – Blogs, Slideshare, GEDCOM-based Publishing (MyHeritage), and self-publishing printed books. The hardest part is deciding what method you are going to use!

The majority of us use the internet for searching, and exchanging information mainly by e-mail. If you have virtual presence the likelihood of others finding you increases significantly.

Please note, this lecture does not include programming, web design, or setting up a website. However, you do not need these skills to publish to the web.

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  • 1. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Society of Genealogists 14 August 2010 Teresa Pask Uridge, Euridge One-Name Study Pask, Paske One-Name Study www.uridge.org , or www.pask.org.uk
  • 2. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 3.
    • If you can e-mail, upload files, and use a genealogy software program, then you have enough knowledge and experience to create and maintain a Family History web site.
    • The hardest part is deciding what method you are going to use!
    Introduction: Blog Print-on-demand Slideshare
  • 4. Introduction: Presentation Approach
    • Overwhelming number of options
    • Focus is on a selection of options available:
      • Blog
      • Slideshare
      • Gedcom-based Publishing
      • Self-publishing / Print on demand
  • 5. Introduction: Evaluation
    • Technical Skills:
      • +++ Challenging, large learning curve may need additional support
      • ++ Fairly easy, up and running within an hour
      • + If you can create e-mails you can do this
    • Maintenance Effort (For each update)
      • +++ Allow more than one hour
      • ++ Less than one hour
      • + None, or very little
    • Maintenance Cost*
      • +++ Monthly outgoings of over £3 less than £5
      • ++ Monthly outgoings of over £1 less than £3
      • + Free
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
    * Maintenance Costs does not include the family history program
  • 6. Why Publish to the Web?
    • Advantages
    • Virtual presence
      • 1980 – 2001: 20 contacts by letter, or Family History Meetings
      • 2001 – 2010: 350+ contacts due to website & search engines
    • Shares your research with others & encouragement to others to share with you
    • Disadvantages
    • Increase efforts – maintaining the data, and the increase in data received
    • Possible increased costs (for some methods)
  • 7. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 8. Blog
    • A we B LOG is your easy-to-use web site
    • You can quickly post research notes, interesting snippets, interact with people, and more.
    • All for FREE
  • 9. Create a Blog - Using Google www.blogger.com
  • 10. Step 1 of 3: Create a Google Account
  • 11. Step 2 of 3: Name Your Blog
  • 12. Step 2 of 3: Choose a Template
  • 13. Step 3 of 3: Start Posting
  • 14. Create the Post – Title & Content
  • 15. Choose New Template Designer
  • 16. Customize: Choosing a New Element – A Gadget
  • 17. B log Advantages Disadvantages
    • If you can create an e-mail, you can use this method
    • So easy to use
    • Can be linked to your website to provide a dynamic update
    • Very customisable – lots of templates, different choice of main layout
    • It’s FREE!
    • Don’t know any disadvantages
    Technical + Maintenance + Cost +
  • 18. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 19. www.slideshare.net What is SlideShare?
    • SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing business presentations and documents.
    • Slideshare is a site where you can host your presentations and share them with others.  Presentations can be linked to at the site itself or embedded in a web page. 
    • You can upload your PowerPoint, OpenOffice and Keynote presentations, and your Word, Open Office documents. You can share them on your blog or website, or send a URL to friends by email.
  • 20. SlideShare: Benefits
    • The transcripts of your files will be indexed by Internet search engines and enhance the search engine ranking of your presentations & documents – virtual presence.
    • Slideshare is also a tremendous resource site of presentations.
      • Search for Pask
      • Search for genealog*
    • See http://www.slideshare.net/AmitRanjan/quick-tour
    • And it is Free!
  • 21. Slideshare: Getting Started
    • Create an account / login
    • Upload presentation from your computer
  • 22. Upload Your Files: Progress
  • 23. Slideshare: Upload Confirmation
  • 24. Slideshare: Uploads
  • 25. Slideshare: Maintaining Presentation Details Title of presentation Description of presentation Tags – used for searching Choose Edit presentation details Download option
  • 26. Slideshare: Presentation Favorite - Save for future reference Presentation Edit Presentation (personal use only) Share email link to friends Controls – Next, Previous, Home, End, Full Screen Share Twitter, Facebook, Blogger
  • 27. Slideshare Advantages Disadvantages
    • If you can work with MSPowerPoint this is an ideal method – MSWord, and PDF also work
    • Easy to use
    • It’s FREE!
    • Don’t know any disadvantages
    Technical + Maintenance + Cost +
  • 28. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 29. GEDCOM-based Publishing
    • Publishing your family tree online can be easily done by uploading a GEDCOM to:
      • RootsWeb World Connect
      • Ancestry World Tree now Ancestry Member Trees
      • FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File
      • GeneaNet
      • Genes Reunited
      • MyHeritage
      • . . .
    • Alternatively, use a GEDCOM converter to HTML to upload to your own website:
      • GED4WEB ©
      • GedHTree
      • Logicmill
      • . . .
  • 30. Test it Before Deciding www.myheritage.com
  • 31. Products
    • Create a website for your family
    • Make your site private or public
    • Build your family tree and share it on line
    • Share photographs and videos
    • Organize family events
    • Backup Service – Just £2.00 per month.
    • .....
  • 32. Genealogy: http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder-tour
  • 33. Community
  • 34. Research
  • 35. One-time installation – Active X
  • 36. Search Results from 1494 Databases [many pay-to-view]
  • 37. Settings Choose Settings, and work through, particularly Privacy, and Genealogy
  • 38. Settings: Privacy Guests Settings Members Settings Work through settings particularly Privacy, and Genealogy
  • 39. Settings: Content
  • 40. Settings: Home Page
  • 41. Settings: Genealogy
  • 42. Downloads: Family Tree Builder
  • 43. My Heritage Family Tree Builder 4.0: Wizard
  • 44. GEDCOM: Locate .ged file
  • 45. Family Tree Builder: Create new Genealogy Project
  • 46. Family Tree Builder: Results
  • 47. Create a New Site: Select Plan
  • 48. Create a New Site: Enter Details
  • 49. Create a New Site: Success
  • 50. Return to Family Tree Builder
  • 51. Publish to MyHeritage.com
  • 52. MyHeritage: Home
  • 53. Smart Matches
  • 54. Smart Matches: Compare
  • 55. Smart Matches: Compare Trees
  • 56. GEDCOM-based Publishing: MyHeritage
    • It is different from other "world" tree type web sites because it allows you to interact with your data and with other genealogists in new ways.
    • Through their Matching technology, it analyses your genealogy to help you find other genealogists to work with.
    • And the best part, it's FREE!
      • Alternatively Silver, Gold, or Platinum is available
  • 57. MyHeritage: Subscription Plans
  • 58. GEDCOM-based Publishing Advantages Disadvantages
    • Quick to learn, easy to use
    • GEDCOM – HTML converters can be easily incorporated into your own web site
    • MyHeritage has an excellent FAQ section, covering most questions
    • Some sites are very difficult to change or delete your data once you have provided it
    • Some sites provide data to others
    Technical + Maintenance + Cost +/++
  • 59. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 60. What is Print On-Demand?
    • Print on demand (POD), sometimes mistakenly referred to as publish on demand, is a printing technology employed by publishers in which new copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until after an order for them has been received. "Print on Demand" developed only after the development of digital printing, because of the practical and economic difficulties of printing single copies using traditional printing technology such as letterpress or offset printing.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publishing_on_demand
    • What does this mean for you?
      • Self-Publishing
      • An affordable and easy way to get a book into print
      • No initial outlay
      • No minimum order
      • Ease of changing the content
      • Different types – Books, Photo Creations, Digital Media
  • 61. On-Demand Publishing: Printed / Online
    • If you can use Microsoft Word, or any word processing software you can publish your own family history
      • See http://www.msboycott.com/thealt/alts/word.shtml
    • Needs ability to create a PDF
      • I use PDF-XChange (Standard)
      • See http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_user/pdfxchange_standard/
    • Hardest part is creating the publication
  • 62. #1 Self Publishing Website – www.lulu.com
  • 63. Lulu: What is Print On-Demand?
    • You can buy one paperback for yourself, or you can sell your book to the whole wide world. You’ll be amazed how inexpensive it is to self-publish a paperback book – and how quickly your creator revenue can add up.
    • Set your own price - Lulu makes it easy to see exactly how much (or little) it costs to produce your book (for example, how much different paperback bindings cost), and just as easy to decide how much you want to earn from each sale
    • Get your own ISBN - and get distributed in more than 60,000 retail locations, online and off
    • Build your own online storefront to generate direct links, and more sales
    • Forget storage - when a book is bought, it gets printed, dispatched and delivered on demand
  • 64. Lulu: Needs Registration
  • 65. My Lulu
  • 66. Start the New Project: Choose Publication Type
  • 67. Project Wizard: Choose Title, and Privacy Option
  • 68. Project Wizard: Choose Project Options 68 page book costs £3.10 100 page book costs £3.71 150 page book costs £4.66
  • 69. Project Wizard: Files - Add / Upload File
  • 70. Project Wizard: Files – Print-Ready File
  • 71. Project Wizard: Cover - Design System defaults a template that can be changed Front – spine – back cover needs to be defined
  • 72. Project Wizard: Review Your Project System defaults a template that can be changed Front – spine – back cover needs to be defined
  • 73. My Projects: Update with New Project Revisions possible by selecting Revise option
  • 74. Cost Calculator
  • 75. The Complete Genealogy Reporter
  • 76. Import GEDCOM & Select Person for Analysis
  • 77. Preferences
  • 78. Specify Parameters & Output Choose Parameters, and Output – PDF File, Microsoft Word ... Create Report
  • 79. Output to PDF
  • 80. Publishing Your Family History to the Web Evaluations: Slideshare Introduction Evaluations: Blog Evaluations: Print On-Demand Evaluations: GEDCOM-based Publishing
  • 81. Summarisation Method Technical Maintenance Cost Blog + + Free Slide Share + + Free Gedcom-Based Publishing + + Free Print On-Demand + ++ Free Technical Maintenance Cost
  • 82. Web Links
    • Blogs
      • https://www.blogger.com
      • Cruwys News Blog http://cruwys.blogspot.com/
      • Coad / Coode Family Blog http://coadcoode.blogspot.com/
      • Fitz-Henry Family History http://fitz-henry.blogspot.com /
      • Gronow Blog http://gronow-one-name-study.blogspot.com /)
      • Saddington Family History blog http://www.saddington.blogspot.com/
    • Slideshare
      • http://www.slideshare.net/
      • Wesler Family History http://www.slideshare.net/jpublish/wesler-family-history
      • Melck Family History http://www.slideshare.net/guest97493b/melck20family20history4109version-presentation
      • Oleson Family History http://www.slideshare.net/sonnytabby/oleson-family-history-presentation
      • Publishing to the Web Presentation – Version 2 http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/publishing-your-family-history-to-the-web-4811117
      • Publishing to the Web Presentation – Version 3 (this presentation) http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/publishing-your-family-history-to-the-web-version-3
    • Lulu Books
      • www.lulu.com
  • 83. Web Links – Teresa Pask’s Information
    • Websites
      • Uridge, Euridge One-Name Study http://www.uridge.org
      • Pask, Paske One-Name Study http://www.pask.org.uk
    • Blogs
      • http://pask-paske.blogspot.com/
      • http://euridge.blogspot.com/
    • MyHeritage website
      • http://www.myheritage.com/site-117286211/euridge
    • Lulu Books
      • Pasks of Great Gonerby Lincolnshire [Black & White] http://www.lulu.com/content/1066006
      • Pasks of Great Gonerby Lincolnshire [Colour] http://www.lulu.com/content/1097485
    • The Complete Genealogy Reporter [TCGR]
      • http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/index.html