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    Hosting your writing online

    The best reason for putting your family history online is for the very reason that you look up your surname on google (other search engines are available).

    Lots of us have online trees but not as many of us have started putting our writing online. A blog is the quickest way, as you don't need to sort out the whys and wherefores of hosting and until you run out of space, it can be free!

    The best of both worlds is to have your tree and writing together - you can always just put in a link to your pubic online tree or you could use TNG (see below) to present your tree alongside your own wordpress.org site.

    Some software will create an instant online report for you which you can copy and paste over to your blog. There are many possibilities, but hopefully these suggestions will give you inspiration.

    Best blog sites


    The best free blogging sites - includes hosting your own website and paid blogging sites

    How to choose the best blogging platform


    These platforms all have a limited free usage then use a subscription feature for more bells and whistles.

    Blog/website

    Blogger

    Weebly

    Wix

    Wordpress


    Online magazine style

    AnyFlip: Flipping Book Publishing Platform

    FlipHTML5

    Issuu



    The Next Generation Software (TNG) has the facility for adding stories to the people in your online TNG family tree which you upload from your own GEDCOM. You do need to organise and pay for your own web space etc. but there is lot of advice and help available.


    Caroline
    Caroline's Family History Pages
    Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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    Getting started

    General advice about starting a blog/website and some specific advice about how and why to start your own site for family history.

    How to start a blog

    How Do I Start Blogging?

    Start a great blog

    7 Important Reasons Why (and How) to Start a Family History Blog

    How to present your work – build a family tree website (by Paulc for Family Tree magazine)
    Caroline
    Caroline's Family History Pages
    Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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      #3
      https://familyscrybe.com/ - launched at (RootsTech 2020 - Feb 26th to 29th). Blog to be launched later in 2020.

      Caroline
      Caroline's Family History Pages
      Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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        #4
        Using the FTF Blog

        N.B. The same restrictions apply for posting details about living people if you are using the FTF blog.

        How to Guide: How to Create a Blog

        Blog FAQ


        While working on your blog, you will want to save it as a draft. Once it is ready for everyone to read, you will need to publish it.

        Publishing a draft entry


        To allow the Blog to be seen by search engines or outside FTF, you need to check your settings.

        MySettings > Scroll right down the left hand menu > Blog

        Blog settings - they are also accessible from the Blog menu bar.


        You need to ensure that the bottom one in your blog settings is left empty please!

        Guests may... View your blog... YES
        Guests may...Leave comments on your blog entries... NO

        It's up to you if you allow other members to leave comments.
        Caroline
        Caroline's Family History Pages
        Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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          #5
          Copyright and sources

          We need to be careful about copyright issues wherever we post our work, but especially on here if using our Blog where the same Ts and Cs apply to using images or text or data from anywhere.

          For example, with respect to Ancestry Content, and they are all much the same, you have agreed:

          To keep all copyright and proprietary notices on any Ancestry Content you download or print; and
          Not to distribute, republish, or sell significant portions of any Ancestry Content.
          Ancestry Terms and Conditions: UsageWe decided to keep it simple and so Our Ts and Cs state:

          It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with and respect others' copyright when posting, adding attachments or linking to external media. If we are contacted by a copyright holder in respect of an infringement, the offending material will be removed, and action taken in line with our Forum Abuse Policy. We also reserve the right to remove without warning material we believe to have been posted in breach of copyright law.

          Good practice for using images and quoting from other publications - always credit the copyright owner or author.

          Copyright, the Internet and Why It Matters to You (US based but includes clear advice)

          British Library: What is copyright?

          The laws vary around the world, but:

          1. If in doubt, best not to use at all.
          2. Even pictures from wikipedia/wikimedia need a caption - the wording will be given there.
          3. Census returns, certificates, wills should be cropped and have a caption. For the magazine we would add the copyright message in the caption, so "Image subject to Crown Copyright" or "@Crown copyright".
          4. Cite your sources - you could use superscript numbers but it's easier just to list them at the foot of your article.

          There are many examples in the FTF Online Magazine.
          Caroline
          Caroline's Family History Pages
          Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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