Collating Your Results
When you have finally finished your research, its time to think about
writing it up. By
now you will not only have enough information to produce your family tree,
can also produce a description of family life going back to at least the
turn of the
century. This will particularly interest the younger members of the family.
If you used
a tape recorder when you did your family interviews, you can include some of
the recordings, as this brings it alive.
Old photographs are also useful in
putting a face to someone helps bring them back to life. Cemetery records,
photographs of graves and maps will help family members when they visit long
lost ancestors. Although it may seem like a big project its extremely
especially after all of the effort that has gone into obtaining the
information. If you
have access to a computer with some kind of desk-top publishing software,
can produce an extremely professional result, which will be easy to
Everyone in the family will be interested to see your results, and what
present could you give them for Christmas than their own history.