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
A StepbyStep Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors
Author: Dina C Carson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
Author: Dina C Carson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
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.
A Guide for Family Historians
Author: Gill Blanchard
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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.
How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site
Author: Cyndi Howells
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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
A step-by-step guide to investigating your family tree
Author: Desmond Walls Allen
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
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.
Author: Amie Jane Leavitt
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A practical guide to writing family history, designed especially for family historians and inexperienced writers.
A beginner's guide
Author: Noeline Kyle
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: Mary-Jill Bellhouse
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe
Author: Angus Baxter
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
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.
Author: American Education Publishing
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Author: Marty Matthews,Bobbi Sandberg
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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!
The Five Step Method of Writing Your Life Story
Author: Joan R. Neubauer
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: George D. Durrant,LaRene Gaunt
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
A step-by-step guide to genealogical research for students of Japanese American descent or those interested in Japanese Americans.
Author: Yoji Yamaguchi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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.
Author: Brad Schepp,Debra Schepp
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.