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Offline NevilleTB

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What now?
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 06:49 GMT (UK) »
Over the last year I have been researching my family tree. I have found the help I received on Rootschat invaluable and am grateful for the information provided. Rightly or wrongly I decided to go back to when the first direct ancestor on each branch arrived in Australia, except in one case which would have taken me back about forty thousand years.

I prepared a document on each of the direct ancestor couples. I now have over 30 Word documents ranging in size from 30 to 80 pages including copies of documents, pictures and references in a timeline structure. The documents probably run to about 1,500 pages in total. Each document has three sections. A section for the male prior to marriage, the female prior to marriage, and the couple.

There are still a number of holes I have not been able to fill, and I can keep going to try and trace down more details, but I have probably found 90% of what I am ever going to find.

All this is very interesting on a personal or family level but I fell a bit like the dog that chased a car and caught it. What do I do now? I don't want all the information to disappear when I quit this mortal coil, but not sure what to do with it all.

I have a family tree on MyHeritage which has only part of the information and also some wrong information. I will progressively work through that and get it as up to date as possible, but that will be only reflect part of the research.

I thought I would put the question out there and see if genealogists much more experienced than I am can make some suggestions.

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Re: What now?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 31 October 21 07:08 GMT (UK) »
Funnily enough, I was thinking along the same lines recently.
Although my family is interested in my research, i can't see any of them taking it on. I have quite a bit of paperwork to back up my findings plus a tree on Tribal pages.
So, I am wondering if I should put together a volume on my main family lines and donate it to, well that is another question.
I, too , am interested in suggestions.
Jackie
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Re: What now?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 October 21 07:45 GMT (UK) »
Some thoughts

A multipage pdf for each ancestor is a great way to share... for example ...

 :) Have you considered joining various Family History Groups and sharing your papers with them?  Your local government authority's public library may have contact details.

 :) Have you considered joining the Society of Australian Genealogists NSW, (SAG) and offering your research to their archives?  https://www.sag.org.au/

 :) Have you considered one name study groups https://one-name.org/  and https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Guild_of_One-Name_Studies

Just some thoughts.  :D  :D  :D 

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