A Manageable Future Updates Program

Shar­ing our Knowl­edge
Part 13: A Man­age­able Future Updates Program

Shar­ing our Knowl­edge is a series of arti­cles about the His­to­rian Archives Project and how you can become involved.

In past arti­cles, I described turn­ing our His­to­rian Archives into an online pres­ence, and into a use­ful resource avail­able to our mem­ber­ship. It’s a large multi-year project, but it’s man­age­able and rel­a­tively straight-forward. We can tackle one piece of the project at a time, as time per­mits, know­ing where that piece fits into the over­all plan. Each step pro­duces tan­gi­ble results – always a good feeling.

J.E. and Katie Gilbert at the Dixon Historical Society

J.E. and Katie Gilbert at the Dixon His­tor­i­cal Society

We con­tinue with a sim­i­lar approach. Let’s take things in small man­age­able bite-sized pieces, and tackle what we can as time per­mits. As with the Pre­lim­i­nary Infor­ma­tion pro­gram, this is merely my own sug­ges­tion. Whether it has merit remains to be seen!

In the past (and present), Strong Updates have been in the form of book man­u­scripts. We have a num­ber of large Microsoft Word, Word Per­fect, and Pro­fes­sional Write doc­u­ments which are the man­u­scripts for past and future Strong Updates.

If we are pub­lish­ing on CD, we can include many other types of media – color charts, photo albums and slide shows, and so on. But our basic genealog­i­cal infor­ma­tion remains in book form.

In the world of geneal­ogy, there are two (or more) ways of cre­at­ing that book. The first is with a word proces­sor. That’s what we’ve been doing all along. The sec­ond way is to begin with a geneal­ogy pro­gram such as Fam­ily Tree Maker, The Mas­ter Geneal­o­gist, or Legacy Fam­ily Tree. Use the geneal­ogy pro­gram to gen­er­ate the book sec­tions, and use (for exam­ple) Microsoft Word to assem­ble those sec­tions into a book, add the front mat­ter, extra essays and pho­tos, and so on.

Please share your ideas!

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2 Comments

  1. Hope every­one who comes to this site will enjoy and use it as it belongs to all of us

  2. Michael H. Miller’s Wayne Town­ship, Mar­ion County, Indi­ana fam­ily con­nec­tion, via Mar­riage, to Noah Strong Sr. mar­ried Deb­o­rah (GLEASON) Strong:

    Elder John Strong mar­ried Abi­gail (FORD) Strong

    Jede­diah Strong mar­ried Free­dom (WOODWARD) Strong

    Pre­served Strong mar­ried Tabitha (LEE) Strong

    Noah Strong Sr. mar­ried Deb­o­rah (GLEASON) Strong

    Major Gen­eral, John Strong Sr. mar­ried Agnes (McCure) Strong

    John Strong Jr. mar­ried Eliz­a­beth (BLOOMER) Strong [2nd wife]

    John McCure Strong mar­ried Olive (COREY) Strong [Asa Bloomer Strong’s brother]

    John Franklin Strong mar­ried Amelia Liza (KISE) Strong

    Vin­cent McK­endrick Miller Sr. mar­ried Har­riet Eliz­a­beth (KISE) Miller [sis­ter to Amelia Liza (KISE) Strong]

    David Varner Miller mar­ried Ver­linda (MILLER) Miller

    Willis Kise Miller mar­ried Isabelle Aure­lia (MOORE) Miller

    &

    Michael H. Miller’s Delaware Town­ship, Delaware County, Indi­ana fam­ily con­nec­tion, via Mar­riage, to NOAH STRONG SR. & DEBORAH (GLEASON) STRONG

    Noah Strong Sr. mar­ried Deb­o­rah (GLEASON) Strong

    Elisha Strong, Cap­tain mar­ried Desire (WILLIAMS) Strong

    Noah Strong Jr. mar­ried Susan­nah (POWERS) Strong

    Reuben Strong Jr. mar­ried Bar­bary Gor­man (BOOTS) Strong

    Alfred Boots Strong mar­ried Mary (SHEARON) Strong

    George Riley Strong mar­ried Bar­bara Amelda “Mel” (MANN) Strong
    [Daugh­ter of Isaac Mann & Mary Louise (KROHN) Mann]

    George Edwin Stone Sr. mar­ried Gustina Lucile (MANN) Stone [Sis­ter to Bar­bara Amelda “Mel” (MANN) Strong] — Delaware Town­ship, Delaware County, Indi­ana (buried in Strong Ceme­tery in the Town of Albany, Indiana)

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