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This presentation was given at the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) Conference in Malden, Essex, England on Sunday April 15, 2012.

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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 seven easy alternatives. 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.

Some links in this presentation require membership to the Guild of One-Name Studies, available at www.one-name.org

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  • 1. Publishing Your Study:Seven Ways to Publishon the WebGuild of One-Name Studies 15 April, 2012Teresa Pask Uridge, Euridge One-Name Study Pask, Paske One-Name Study www.uridge.org, or www.pask.org.uk
  • 2. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 3. Why Publish to the Web? Advantages Virtual presence 1980 – 2001: 20 contacts by letter, or Family History Meetings 2001 – 2012: 500+ contacts due to website & search engines Shares your research with others & encouragement to others to share with you Disadvantages Increased efforts – maintaining the data, and the increase in data received Possible increased costs (for some methods)Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 3 uridge@one-name.org
  • 4. Introduction: 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!Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 4 uridge@one-name.org
  • 5. Introduction: Presentation Approach Overwhelming number of options 1. Blog 2. Website 3. GEDCOM-based Website 4. Print On-Demand 5. Slideshows 6. Social Networks 7. Mystery Options …. many more Briefly outline option Examples – websites Evaluation of each optionSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 5 uridge@one-name.org
  • 6. 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 programSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 6 uridge@one-name.org
  • 7. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 8. Option 1 : Blog A weB LOG is your easy-to- use web site You can quickly post research notes, interesting snippets, interact with people, and more. All for FREESeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 8 uridge@one-name.org
  • 9. Create a Blog - Using Google www.blogger.com Three Step Process For more information see http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/ publishing-your-family-history-to-the- web-4811117 Slides 8-17Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 9 uridge@one-name.org
  • 10. Blog Layout & Add-Ons (Gadgets) Own photograph can be used in blog template Subscription option for mailing list Additional photograph(s) can be included in a blog Link to slideshow in blog template – Link specific text to link to Picasa web additional albums, or similar information Links to additional Other Add-ons include: information in blog Labels (Categories); Blog templateSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 10 Archive; Statistics; uridge@one-name.org
  • 11. StatisticsSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 11 uridge@one-name.org
  • 12. Option 1: Blog Technical + Maintenance + Cost + Advantages Disadvantages If you can create an e-mail, you Don’t know any disadvantages can use this method See https://www.blogger.com So easy to use http://pask-paske.blogspot.com/ http://euridge.blogspot.com/ Can be linked to your website to Cruwys News Blog provide a dynamic update http://cruwys.blogspot.com/ Coad / Coode Family Blog Very customisable – lots of http://coadcoode.blogspot.com/ templates, different choice of Fitz-Henry Family History main layout http://fitz-henry.blogspot.com/ Gronow Blog It’s FREE! http://gronow-one-name- study.blogspot.com /) JOONS Volume 11, Issue 2 Blog in the Clouds, by Don BidgoodSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 12 uridge@one-name.org
  • 13. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 14. Option 2: Website How Do I Do It? Static Pages, with very little change Surnames, Narratives, Lists Frequently updated using Second Site (TMG)Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 14 uridge@one-name.org
  • 15. Results: New or Changed Narratives Tree icon depicts related to Teresa Pask Picture icon indicates there is a picture of the personSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 15 uridge@one-name.org
  • 16. Results: Individual Narrative Relationship, and Tree Icon Descendancy Chart Link Children SourcesSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 16 uridge@one-name.org
  • 17. User-Defined Pages Photograph Album Indented Descendancy Chart DNA ResultsSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 17 uridge@one-name.org
  • 18. Individual Website: What Do I Use? Personal Usage Genealogy Tools 2 x One-Name Studies 5,000+ The Master Genealogist www.uridge.org www.pask.org.uk Second Site – generates web pages (1500+ pages) Web Editing Tools Dreamweaver 8.0.2 Adobe Photoshop Hosting – https://www.ixwebhosting.com/ UK Domain 2 years - £7.60 Unlimited Web Hosting, Unlimited domains, 2 years - $94.80 /£60 Unlimited data transfer 24/7/365 Dedicated Support Teams for System and Network Administration – by chat Costs per month £2.81 for 2 websitesSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 18 uridge@one-name.org
  • 19. Creating the Narratives Web Pages: Second Site Only works with The Automatically transforms your genealogy Master Genealogists data into web pages quickly and easily (TMG) without knowing any HTML. For more information see http://www.slideshare.net/Ter All the files are generated and pages esaPask/the-master- genealogist-for-beginners- compiled with all the hyperlinks to 2012 individual narratives, graphics, charts, lists, indexes. The files are included in one folder. This folder is uploaded to your website, or to a CD/DVD for distribution You can create as many subsets of your data as you like. Significant support and mailing listSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 19 uridge@one-name.org
  • 20. Option 2: Tailor-Made Website Using Dreamweaver & Second Site: Evaluation Technical +++¹ Maintenance +++² Cost ++/+++ Advantages Disadvantages Very customisable – look-and- Initial design setup of your own feel of narratives section can be website, and the learning curve of also be unique the web editing software can be very high and challenging Second Site is very quick to learn and easy to use. The results are Dreamweaver [or other editing “award winning” tool] is expensive The publishing direct from your Initial outlay for domain & hosting data reduces data maintenance (2-year contract) is expensive. significantly Secondsite only works in Requires best-practices – conjunction with The Master maintaining sources, and Genealogist sentence construction Your content may need some ¹ Refers to website/domain setup initial data cleanup ² Includes FTP to website The uploading process to your website can be time consumingSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 20 uridge@one-name.org
  • 21. Web Links First Look at Wiki: One-Name Study Websites Alternative Methods: PHP Based websites The Next Generation (TNG) http://www.tngsitebuilding.com/ PHP GedView http://www.phpgedview.net/ Guild Members Websites – Guild Award of Excellence Sue Mastel – The Adamthwaite Archive http://www.adamthwaitearchive.org.uk/ Mark Filby – The Filby Association http://www.filby.org/ Paul Howes – Howes Families http://www.howesfamilies.com/ Chris Sackett – The Sackett Family Association http://sackettfamily.info/ to name a few …Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 21 uridge@one-name.org
  • 22. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 23. Option 3: GEDCOM-based Websites Publishing your family tree online can be easily done by uploading a GEDCOM to: FindmyPast – Family Tree Explorer Ancestry World Tree now Ancestry Member Trees Genes Reunited MyHeritage FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File RootsWeb World Connect GeneaNet ... Alternatively, use a GEDCOM converter to HTML to upload to your own website: GED4WEB© GedHTree Logicmill - GEDMill ...Publishing Your Family History to the Web, Teresa Pask / 23 uridge@one-name.org
  • 24. GEDCOM-based Publishing Technical + Maintenance + Cost +/++ Advantages Disadvantages Quick to learn, easy to use Some sites are very difficult to change or delete your data once GEDCOM – HTML converters can you have provided it be easily incorporated into your own web site Some sites provide data to others Shares your research with others Increased efforts – maintaining & encouragement to others to the data, and the increase in data share with you received MyHeritage has an excellent FAQ Possible increased costs (for section, covering most questions some methods) For more information see http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/ publishing-your-family-history-to-the-web-version-3 slides 28-58Publishing Your Family History to the Web, Teresa Pask / 24 uridge@one-name.org
  • 25. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 26. 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 MediaSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 26 uridge@one-name.org
  • 27. 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 Alternatively, consider using The Complete Genealogy Reporter, using GEDCOM (http://www.tcgr.bufton.org/) Detailed information available on http://www.slideshare.net/TeresaPask/publishing-your-family-history-to-the- web-version-3 slides 75-79Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 27 uridge@one-name.org
  • 28. #1 Self Publishing Website – www.lulu.com For more information see http://www.slideshare.net/ TeresaPask/publishing- your-family-history-to- the-web-version-3 slides 59-79Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 28 uridge@one-name.org
  • 29. Customizable Store FrontSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 29 uridge@one-name.org
  • 30. Cost Calculator: Printing Costs, per bookSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 30 uridge@one-name.org
  • 31. Option 4: Print On-Demand Technical + Maintenance +++ Cost + Advantages Disadvantages An affordable and easy way to get Hardest part is creating the a book into print publication No initial outlay High effort to update content No minimum order Ease of changing the content Different types – Books, Photo Creations, Digital Media Other self-publish printers are available http://www.selfpublishingbooks.co.uk/ https://www.createspace.com/ If you want a printer – thoroughly recommend the Guild printers – Flexpress, or Parchments of OxfordSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 31 uridge@one-name.org
  • 32. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 33. Option 5: Slideshows If you can use Microsoft PowerPoint, or any word processing software you can publish your own family history in a slideshow There are numerous hosting websites available. To name a few: www.slideshare.net www.powershow.com http://www.myplick.com/ http://www.slideboom.com/ http://www.slideserve.com/Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 33 uridge@one-name.org
  • 34. www.slideshare.net What is SlideShare? SlideShare is the worlds 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. Slideshare is also a tremendous resource site of presentations. Search for Pask Search for genealog*Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 34 uridge@one-name.org
  • 35. Slideshare: Maintaining Presentation Details Choose Edit presentation detailsTitle ofpresentation DescriptionTags – used offor presentationsearching Download optionSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 35 uridge@one-name.org
  • 36. Slideshare: Presentation Favorite - Save Share email link Edit Presentation for future to friends (personal use only) reference PresentationShareTwitter,Facebook,Blogger Controls – Next, Previous, Home, End, Full ScreenSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 36 uridge@one-name.org
  • 37. Slideshare Technical + Maintenance + Cost + Advantages Disadvantages If you can work with Content / design can be copied, MSPowerPoint this is an ideal without permission, and used method – MSWord, and PDF also elsewhere work Easy to use It’s FREE! See The Family of Henry and Elizabeth Pask, by Shirley Amos http://www.slideshare.net/MicrosoftOffice/family-history-book http://www.slideshare.net/SlideShop.com/family-tree-7717231Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 37 uridge@one-name.org
  • 38. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 39. Option 6: Social Networks See Guild Members Room for the main social network sites The Social Bakers website has statistics on Facebook penetration on a country-by-country basis:Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 39 uridge@one-name.org
  • 40. Wiki: Facebook for One-Name Studies Detailed information is available in the wiki. Provides information, and links to Guild Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4250564090 Guild Fan page http://www.facebook.com/guildonename Promoting your one-name study on Facebook Some examples of Guild surname group Need more information: Debbie Kennett. DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century. The History Press, 2011, pp224.Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 40 uridge@one-name.org
  • 41. Facebook: PASK Family Group Photos of recent visitors Number of members, and recent joiners Recent posts Shows any links included in postSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 41 uridge@one-name.org
  • 42. Option 6: Social Networks Technical + Maintenance + Cost + Advantages Disadvantages Easy to use You either love it, or hate it It’s FREE! Facebook is excellent in enabling you to find recent information – particularly relationships See: Cruwys Genealogy Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cruwys/ Kirkman genealogy group http://www.facebook.com/groups/359394404081/ Swinfield genealogy group https://www.facebook.com/groups/321619050985/Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 42 uridge@one-name.org
  • 43. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 44. Option 7: Guild Profile / Guild Archive For Guild Profile see http://www.one-name.org/members/profiles/description.html JOONS Volume 8, Issue 11 July-September 2005 Page 6 Get yourself a Guild profile - a single web page for every registered one- name study by Paul Millington 780 members have a Guild Profile For The Guild Electronic Archive see http://www.one-name.org/members/archive/archive-description.html JOONS Volume 8, Issue 6 April-June 2004 Page 16 Introducing the Guild Archive - an electronic repository for members one- name records by Paul Millington 110 members have a Guild Electronic ArchiveSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 44 uridge@one-name.org
  • 45. Guild Profile Uridge Profile Pask Profile viewed 3,304 viewed 5,224 times times The facility allows members to produce a single page for each registered name. Standard topics are detailed. You can change the format, and add: a counter date of last update contact details a pictureSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 45 uridge@one-name.org
  • 46. Guild Electronic Archive – FAQs Available The Guild Archive has been designed with two objectives in mind. To provide: publicity for your study by allowing your records to be searched in a structured manner (whilst limiting complete access) long-term storage for your records. Detailed list of available records can include Births, Marriages and Deaths from GRO, also Adoptions recorded in England and Wales Census and civil probate records You can also define your own sets of recordsSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 46 uridge@one-name.org
  • 47. Guild Electronic Archive – Search Detailed list of available records can include Births, Marriages and Deaths from GRO, also Adoptions recorded in England and Wales Census and civil probate records You can also define your own sets of recordsSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 47 uridge@one-name.org
  • 48. Option 7: Guild Profile / Guild Archive Technical + Maintenance + Cost + Advantages Disadvantages Easy to use – well documented None – why isn’t everyone using it? It’s FREE! Promotes your one-name study Archive can be “closed” Accessible to all guild members Long-term storage for your records A full list of Members who have Profiles is available at: http://www.one-name.org/cgi-bin/profile.cgi A full list of Members who have Archives is available at: http://www.one-name.org/cgi-bin/archive.cgiSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 48 uridge@one-name.org
  • 49. Seven Ways to Publish on the WebIntroduction1: Blog 5: Slideshows2: Website 6: Social Networks3: GEDCOM-based Website 7: Mystery Options4: Print On-Demand Summarization
  • 50. Summarisation Technical Maintenance Cost Mainte Method Technical nance Cost 1. Blogs + + Free 2. Website +++ +++ ++/+++ 3. GEDCOM-based Websites + + Free/++ 4. Print On-Demand + +++ Free 5. Slideshows + + Free 6. Social Networks + + Free 7. Guild Profile / Guild Archive + + FreeSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 50 uridge@one-name.org
  • 51. 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] Pasks of Great Gonerby Lincolnshire [Colour] Pasks of Great Gonerby Lincolnshire [Download] Facebook Group Pask Family Group Profiles / Archives Pask One-Name Study Uridge One-Name Study Pask Archive Uridge ArchiveSeven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 51 uridge@one-name.org
  • 52. Any Questions ? Thank you for your attention. Any Questions?Seven Ways to Publish on the Web by Teresa Pask / 52 uridge@one-name.org