Episode 22 – Preserving your research for future generations

So, you’ve done all the hard work, and now your genealogy project is finished.

Yeah, right.  Genealogy, is – as we know – never finished.  But there is likely to come a time when you want to commit your research (or some of it) to printed form, to share with family and friends.  But with most of your research in files, folders, computer systems, websites or even just in your head, how do you go about creating something that will endure many years to come?

In this episode, I chat with Amy who has spent years researching – but also years putting together a book to show off her hard work to members of her family and to preserve it for future generations.

Of course, you may not want to embark on a project of such a mammoth size, and maybe you just want to produce something small and manageable – but however you choose to commit your backstory to print, Amy has a host of hints, tips and techniques from her experience.

My top tip for this episode is to listen to the podcast first, and then head over here where I have included a number of photos from Amy’s project to give you a feel for what it looks like, and to bring everything nicely together.

If you have any experience of collating your story into book form – or would like to join me on future episodes for a natter about any aspect of genealogy, then it’d be marvellous to hear from you.

Recommended drinks to accompany this episode: In honour of the fabulous city of Manchester, as mentioned in this episode, Vimto (maybe only Brits will understand this), which was first created in the city in 1908.

Recommended biscuits to accompany this episode: Eccles cakes – for coming from the same location.

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