Share & Preserve Your Family History
By Kimberly Powell, About.com Guide
Create a Family Tree
Family history can be shared and displayed in a lot of ways, from the classic family tree chart to an interactive map or timeline.
- 5 Ways to Chart & Display Your Family Tree
- Free Family Tree Charts to Download & Print
- Create Your Own Family Photo Calendar
- Map Your Ancestry with Google Maps
- DIY Historical Map Overlays in Google Earth
- Family Tree Lesson Plans - Genealogy in the Classroom
Put it Online
Publishing and sharing your family history on the Web dramatically increases your chances of connecting with other researchers and relatives. It also makes it much easier (and more fun) to get your relatives involved in your family history project.
- Best Places to Put Your Family Tree Online
- Web-Based Genealogy Software & Collaboration Tools
- Social Networking Sites for Family Trees
- 5 Great Digital Photo Sharing Services
- Collaborate Online with Google Docs & Spreadsheets
Connect with Others
Reaching out to and collaborating with family members and fellow family history enthusiasts is a great way to leverage each other's resources, avoid duplication of efforts, learn from the experience of others and extend your family tree.
- Find Clues in Genealogy Forums
- Make the Most of Genealogy Mailing Lists
- How to Write a Successful Genealogy Query
- 5 Ways to Get People to Share Family History
- 5 Tips to Ensure That Your Email Will be Answered
- 10 Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading
Write & Publish Your Family History
Many people want to publish their family history but don't how how to go about actually making that dream a reality. Whether you're envisioning a traditional published genealoy, a family history CD, or an online blog, these tutorials, tips and online resources will help you with every step of your family history - from writing to designing to publication.
- 10 Steps to Writing Your Family History
- Print & Publish Your Family History Book
- Blogging Your Family History Search
- Create a Family History CD