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sydh
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How to send info to relatives

Postby sydh » 04 Jul 2019 20:39

I have almost 800 individuals in my records which makes a complex tree if I try to include all the many branches. It is simple to view the records/tree in FH but is there a recommended method of supplying this data to relatives who do not have FH? Printing off the complete tree would be ideal but I think I would need a very large sheet of paper.

BobWard
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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby BobWard » 04 Jul 2019 21:42

You can create a copy of your family tree diagram as a pdf file. You can also generate a pdf report using any of the report formats listed under the Publish tab.

I do this all the time for numerous relatives. I have 2,254 relatives in my FH tree. I use the Family Historian PDF printer that is available under print options to print both the family tree diagram and the report output. I always use the Individual Summary Report option, but you can select whatever report format suits your needs.

Depending on the resulting pdf file sizes, you can either Email the pdf files to relatives, or, put the files on a DVD and mail them to relatives - I have done it both ways.

sydh
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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby sydh » 04 Jul 2019 22:58

Thanks Bob. I will check that out.

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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby Valkrider » 05 Jul 2019 06:06

You can always use the menu option Publish > Make CD/DVD and give that to them for their computer or use the Website creation option and put it online behind a login script.

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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby tatewise » 05 Jul 2019 09:22

You can also export in an online compatible format to upload to Ancestry, FindMyPast, ZoomPast, etc, all for free, but beware of hiding details of living people. See Knowledge Base > Exporting a Family Tree with/without Media especially Knowledge Base > Export to Website Without Sensitive Data.

See Knowledge Base > Single Page PDF of a Diagram for saving a Diagram as a single PDF file.

See Knowledge Base > Make a Family Tree CD/DVD or Website for publishing a DVD or Website.

Alternatively, you could treat your relatives to a copy of FH and send them your whole Project :D

Exactly how much detail you include rather depends on your relatives' level of interest. Do they want fine detail of every single ancestor however distant, or just birth, marriage & death details of direct bloodline ancestors? Would they prefer family tree diagrams or biological narratives of their life history?
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby Gowermick » 05 Jul 2019 11:27

tatewise wrote:Alternatively, you could treat your relatives to a copy of FH and send them your whole Project :D

Not a bad idea Mike, might get them interested in Genealogy too! :D
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Re: How to send info to relatives

Postby sydh » 10 Jul 2019 21:31

Thank you everyone for your advice. I had a look at the pdf option and with a lot of rescaling and adjusting printer options, it has achieved exactly what I wanted. Thanks for your help.


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