Flummoxed - Leaving a Legacy

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The basic steps to leaving a Family History legacy are simple. The technology you choose may range from pencil and paper to printed books to computer databases. Whatever technology you choose, keep the term "archival" toward the top of your priorities—you want your contribution to last.  
 
The basic steps to leaving a Family History legacy are simple. The technology you choose may range from pencil and paper to printed books to computer databases. Whatever technology you choose, keep the term "archival" toward the top of your priorities—you want your contribution to last.  
  
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Revision as of 04:51, 2 May 2011

Back to Family History for the Flummoxed

Contents

Flummoxment

You feel a need to leave a legacy, but you are probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of available alternatives. You may also be daunted by the knowledge, skills, and technology you'll need to move ahead.

Suggestions

Keep The Vision Foremost

Never forget the reasons you came to this page:

  1. You realize that an important story is unfolding.
  2. You feel that you have a part to play in the story.
  3. You want to learn how to effectively tell the story.
  4. You want to leave a permanent way-marker for those who come after.

The path ahead will be filled with "how tos" that tend to distract. Always remember the "why" and you'll not lose courage along the way.

Recognize the Basic Steps

The basic steps to leaving a Family History legacy are simple. The technology you choose may range from pencil and paper to printed books to computer databases. Whatever technology you choose, keep the term "archival" toward the top of your priorities—you want your contribution to last.

Gather and Preserve

  • [Gather Family Information]
  • [How to Preserve and Restore Family Records and Books]

Organize and Synthesize

Editorialize and Contribute

Publish and Distribute