Today the tip is Preservation. Have you considered what will happen to your research when you can no longer actively undertake it?
The Guild offer a number of preservation methods and members’ are free to use any, all or none; though I would never encourage the latter option!
Probably the most common is the Members’ Website Project, which you can read about HERE. It is free of charge to members, although the Guild will gladly accept donations! The only cost is the TNG Licence, should you opt for that method. The fee is payable to the Guild which is passed on to the developer. It is a one off fee and around $33 or £27 depending on the exchange rate.
That is not the only method offered. You can deposit material in the library, including GEDCOM’s. You can also avail yourself of the GEDCOM being uploaded to the Guild specific section of FamilySearch. This method does not allow others to change your work, only the member can do that. We discuss some of these methods in the new Pharos course – Practicalities of a One-Name Study. I will also share some information on this site over the coming weeks.
How will you preserve yours? Stay tuned for Tip 21!