RE: [gensoft] Re: Shared genealogies and crowd sourcing
- A lot of people do that and have lots of pens or pencils hanging around so
the blanks can be filled for dates and children.
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Subject: [gensoft] Re: Shared genealogies and crowd sourcing
In ten+ years of tracing a couple of family lines, the most success I've had
in getting other people to contribute to a family tree is with a printed
multi-generation chart with pictures - posted on a wall at the site where
the yearly reunion is held. Those who don't find family member pictures on
the chart almost always contribute at least pictures - and while you have
their attention you can ask for other info.
This can lead to big charts - one year I had access to a roll-fed plotter
and the chart was 3 feet high and 20+ feet long but almost everyone wanted
to themselves and their immediate family. There were even a few who looked
at multiple generations.
I've had almost zero success with anything promised for 'later' - maybe 1
person in 100 actually follows through.