GEDCOMS and Printed Versions
Our genealogical theories
and conclusions are not flawless, and they are subject to change from
time to time. Therefore, we believe each researcher needs to make
thoughtful decisions on a name-by-name basis as to how our findings will
be used. Consequently, we no longer distribute our
research in GEDCOM form.
From time to time, we receive requests for a
printed version of parts or all of our website. Often, the intent is to
pass along interesting information to family members not on the Internet.
Such requests generally seem quite reasonable to the first-time site
visitor, and if we could comply, we know we would make many people
However, as of January 2011, our website
consists of over 36,800 pages in the family tree and about 2,000 more pages
in the Archives and Historical sections. This
will continue to grow over time.
there is a rough equivalency in the amount of content in one of our average
web pages to the content of a page in a printed book, the content of our web
site represents the same volume as 150 or more hardback books. Thus,
printing would prove to be an impossibly complex and expensive proposition
for us. Not only that, unlike a typical book, our printed copies would
quickly get out-of-date since we are constantly adding to, improving, and
sometimes revising our research findings.
Those interested in printed copies are encouraged to selectively choose
those pages most relevant and to print them from their Web browsers.
02 Jan 2015