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What to do with my family history
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 09:52 BST (UK) »
As I tidy up the 7 volumes of my family history - retyping updated files, discarding unwanted notes, inserting new dividers etc-  i wonder what I'm going to do with it. My children are not really interested enough to find storage space for it, nor any other members of my close family. The 7 archive quality boxes are supplemented by photograph albums, photocopies of handwritten documents and CDs.

The content is the result of years of research and intellectual effort, as well as the expense of buying certificates (I dare not count how many) and parish register transcripts. One branch of my family consists mainly of ag. labs, the other records families responsible for the growth of the South  Wales tin and iron industry;  no landed gentry, some interesting emigrants to USA and Australia, a murderer and a bigamist.

I'm sure this hotchpotch is typical of many family trees, and I'm not the only one to face this problem. I'd be grateful for  any suggestions that don't involve the recycling bin.

Thanks, Salt
BRE: Price, Williams
CMN: Lewis, Smith, Coslet, Morris
GLA: Glasbrook, Lewis (of Gorseinon)
GLS: Wooles, Phelps, Beard, Broadstock, Burgum, Prothero
HUN: Bird, Chester, Dunmore, King, Read
MON: Wooles
ERY: Smith, Bell, Woolf, Sutton
USA (Utah): Read (Smithfield), Lewis (Goshen); Kansas: Lewis
AUST (Victoria): Lewis

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Re: What to do with my family history
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 10:10 BST (UK) »
A few quick ideas. Put it on the internet, either on one of the genealogy websites or upload photos of the documents on Flickr, try and find a local library which might be interested, find a student who wants a subject for a web design project.

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Re: What to do with my family history
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 13:46 BST (UK) »
It sounds like the kind of thing the Society of Genealogists accepts.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: What to do with my family history
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 14:20 BST (UK) »
I would put it somewhere safe in the hope that your children may be interested at a much later date.   In amongst those notes they may find answers to things that they wished that they asked about when you were here to answer them.  ;D
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Re: What to do with my family history
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 15:14 BST (UK) »
My Genealogy was on the old (steam locomotive) PAF. At least it was on something. I started to get nervous too so had it transferred to familysearch.org.

Mostly England and Monmouthshire, Scotland, Wales a little Irish and nearly everywhere including Afghanistan to Zambia (well it was actually Northern Rhodesia).

Highlights include British Guiana and around the British West Hartlepool area but not BWH itself.

Feel much happier now.

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Re: What to do with my family history
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 June 18 19:26 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for these suggestions - much appreciated. The tree is on paper although I have created an online tree on Tribal Pages, but its all the associated documents, certificates and potted histories of individual families.

Salt
Ps Love the ref to British West Hartlepool.
BRE: Price, Williams
CMN: Lewis, Smith, Coslet, Morris
GLA: Glasbrook, Lewis (of Gorseinon)
GLS: Wooles, Phelps, Beard, Broadstock, Burgum, Prothero
HUN: Bird, Chester, Dunmore, King, Read
MON: Wooles
ERY: Smith, Bell, Woolf, Sutton
USA (Utah): Read (Smithfield), Lewis (Goshen); Kansas: Lewis
AUST (Victoria): Lewis