Publish Your Family History

A Step­by­Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors

Author: Dina C Carson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622878256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

View: 8682

If you have stories to share with your family, whether you have been researching a short time or a long time, this book will: * take you through the four stages of publishing projects * show you how publishing works * help you pick a project to publish * lead you through a research review to see what you have and what you still need to tell the stories in a compelling way * give you the skills to become a good storyteller * lead you through the process of editing * instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to look like it was professionally published and * help you spread the word that you have a book available Everything you need to write and publish your family history. Keywords: family history, genealogy, write a family history, write a genealogy, publish your family history, how to self-publish, book publishing, storytelling, book marketing, designing a book
Posted in Family & Relationships

Set Yourself Up to Self-Publish: A Genealogist's Guide

Author: Dina C Carson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622877225

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 761

If you have a family story to tell or research to share and want to know what your options are for publishing, this guide will: * lead you through how publishing works * illustrate the four stages of a publishing project * show you how to pick a project to publish (and give you some ideas for new projects) * analyze the which tools you will need to complete the project * and instruct you how to prepare your manuscript to publish in print, as an eBook, or online. This handy publishing primer will give you what you need to take your writing--your genealogical research, your family or local history, even your personal experiences and adventures--from manuscript to published book.
Posted in History

Writing your Family History

A Guide for Family Historians

Author: Gill Blanchard

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781593728

Category: Reference

Page: 244

View: 9375

Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing.?Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end.?Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks.
Posted in Reference

Planting Your Family Tree Online

How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site

Author: Cyndi Howells

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418540048

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 8590

Planting Your Family Tree Online is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a genealogy Web site. When people begin their genealogical adventure, they usually interview elderly members of the family and contact other family members. The next step is usually one of organization of the information collected. The third step is usually to share this information with other family members, traditionally by publishing research in a book. However, a family Web site has numerous advantages: It is interactive so others can contribute their stories and pictures. It will help you find long-lost relatives. It is an ideal way to preserve research for the entire family. It will break down the walls that have stumped you in your research. It recognizes that family research is an ongoing process, This book is written by Cyndi Howells, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a Web site of more than 130,000 online genealogical resources. Cyndi points out, "This book is loaded with URLs to Web sites that will give you everything you need to create a beautiful family tree online." However, Web site URLs change daily and some may no longer work. She has created web pages as part of Cyndi's List that correspond to the features of the book so that the URLs will be kept up-to-date.
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Family History Detective

A step-by-step guide to investigating your family tree

Author: Desmond Walls Allen

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440316910

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 8454

This all-ages guide makes genealogy fun and exciting. You'll find answers to all your family history questions using the simple, achievable steps found inside. Family History Detective includes: Tips on how to find family history information in your own home Websites, resources and techniques for online research Complete instruction on locating and using census, courthouse and church records An overview of library and archive research Instructions on how to plan, record and organize your research Fun ways to share your discoveries with others
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Design Your Family Tree

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612280951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4878

Genealogists love to share the treasures they find about their families with others. This book gives you loads of tips on how you can share your family history gems with the masses in such ways as timelines, autobiographies, scrapbooks, cookbooks, family web sites, and traditional and nontraditional family trees. You’ll also find out how to have fun with your family history by hosting family reunions, visiting family history sites, and making PowerPoint presentations to showcase your photos and research. Sharing family history is fun, and this book will help you find the joy in this popular hobby.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Writing Family History Made Very Easy

A beginner's guide

Author: Noeline Kyle

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741750628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 3794

A practical guide to writing family history, designed especially for family historians and inexperienced writers.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Your Living Family Tree

Author: Mary-Jill Bellhouse

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1452524777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

View: 2604

Wouldn't you love to know all about your family history? Who were your ancestors? Your family tree can tell you their names, where they lived and how they made their living, but wouldn't you like to know more? Did you inherit any of their looks or personality traits? What were the experiences and events that shaped their lives? We can't ask those who have already gone, but what if future generations of your family could discover the answers to these questions, and more, by listening to their ancestors telling their own stories? You can record conversations with your living relatives about their own unique life experiences and about your family history. When the fascinating patchwork of stories is stitched together, a living branch, with living ancestors, appears on your family tree. In Your Living Family Tree, author Mary-Jill Bellhouse offers an easy step-by-step guide to get you started recording your family history. This guide is full of practical techniques and tips on how to prepare for an interview, how to conduct the interview and what to do with the completed recordings. She includes questions - designed to elicit candid and relaxed responses from your interviewee -grouped into logical chronological sections: * Early family years and relatives * Childhood family home * Family life growing up * Primary and high school years * Further education * Adult life and career * Love and marriage * First home after marriage * Starting a family * Th e war years * Religion, travel, and other interests * Looking back and taking stock Everyone has a unique story to tell and your relatives have valuable information to share. Preserve their precious memories now and create a living branch on your family tree for future generations to treasure.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

In Search of Your German Roots

A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe

Author: Angus Baxter

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806317847

Category: Reference

Page: 122

View: 6660

This updated edition of “In Search of Your German Roots” is designed to help you trace your German ancestry; not only in Germany but in all the German- speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. Like all books by Angus Baxter, it shows you how to conduct your research by correspondence and e-mail; how to work in your own home, at your computer, using the resources of libraries and archives or the records of church and state.Thanks to the Internet, it's much easier to search for your German ancestors today than when the book was originally written. All of the major archives and many of the smaller ones, as well as church parishes, have websites containing contact information and information on their holdings. Correspondence can now often be handled more quickly and less expensively via e-mail. An ever increasing number of databases with information relevant to German ancestor-hunters—passenger lists, cemetery records, surname directories, etc.—has greatly improved opportunities for research.While these developments in no way alter the nature of the records or the research techniques described in this work, readers should be aware that the growing list of websites, online databases, and CD-ROMs devoted to German genealogy have made the task of locating your German ancestors immeasurably easier.This edition of the book includes website and e-mail addresses whenever possible, covers the newest facilities and records available to researchers, and lists the online resources that will be invaluable in your search.
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Reading Comprehension, Grade 6

Author: American Education Publishing

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1609962672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1847

These nationally acclaimed titles ensure studentsÕ academic success with teachers and parents. The key to the Master Skills series is reinforcing skills through practice using a contemporary approach to learning fundamentals through real-life applications. The workbooks in this series are excellent tools to prepare young learners for proficiency testing and school success. Answer keys included.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Genealogy QuickSteps

Author: Marty Matthews,Bobbi Sandberg

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784217

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 5701

Step-by-Step, Full-Color Graphics! Get started researching your family tree right away—the QuickSteps way. Color screenshots and images with clear instructions show you how. Discover the fascinating story of your ancestors using a wide array of resources, including websites, private and public archives, military records, blogs, social media networks, computer programs, and more. You’ll also get advice on getting around roadblocks, collaborating with family members and fellow researchers, and organizing, personalizing, and publishing your family tree history. Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid Screenshots with callouts show and explain exactly what you’ll see on your computer screen while you’re doing a task The unique, landscape-oriented layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer.
Posted in Computers

From Memories to Manuscript

The Five Step Method of Writing Your Life Story

Author: Joan R. Neubauer

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 9780916489564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 28

View: 2648

From Memories to Manuscript provides easy and enjoyable steps to create your autobiography and teaches you the full process of publication. Put your stories in print and amaze you loved ones with your very own stunning autobiography. This easy-to-follow five-step handbook will give you the know-how and confidence you will need to write and share your life stories and create a gift with passing down from one generation to another!
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Family History for the Clueless

Author: George D. Durrant,LaRene Gaunt

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 297

View: 7221

This book provides gentle and informative instructions for starting and enjoying the search for your ancestors. This indispensable volume will guide you step-by-step through getting organized, gathering existing records, digging into the finer points of family history research, utilizing your computer's resources, and submitting your ancestors' names to the temple. Each chapter contains personal experiences and success stories from the authors, giving this how-to book an enthusiastic and encouraging heart. You will learn about: FamilySearch and TempleReady; census records and Soundex codes; land records, military records, and cemeteries; how to plan family reunions; addresses to Internet sites, family history libraries, and LDS temples. Whether you are brushing up on an old family line or starting from scratch, remember--behind every scribbled name, faded date, and dusty photograph is a memorable and personal story of an ancestor just waiting to be discovered. So jump in! Find your folks, find your friends, find yourself in family history.
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A Student's Guide to Japanese American Genealogy

Author: Yoji Yamaguchi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897749794

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 7382

A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.
Posted in History

Ancestry Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genealogy

Page: N.A

View: 5627

Posted in Genealogy

The Online Genealogy Handbook

Author: Brad Schepp,Debra Schepp

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402752551

Category: Reference

Page: 244

View: 8948

The Internet has made learning about one’s ancestors easier than ever. But it’s also given family researchers a tsunami of websites to navigate and explore, and that can cause confusion. Which ones are trustworthy, and which will leave them empty-handed? This friendly, easy-to-use guide helps would-be genealogists sort through the clutter, strike gold, and unearth the secrets of their family’s past. Brad and Debra Schepp evaluate hundreds of resources (many not well known), recommend the best, offer proven advice for overcoming research obstacles, and explain how to verify the information that turns up. And the Schepps don’t limit the process to the Internet; they offer suggestions for projects readers can complete with their newly uncovered personal histories, encompassing everything from scrapbooking to family reunions.
Posted in Reference

The Searcher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genealogy

Page: N.A

View: 3769

Posted in Genealogy