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: 4113

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

Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors

Author: Maureen Alice Taylor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395869826

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 86

View: 1157

Here is an easy-to-follow approach to the fascinating hobby of genealogy. Every family has a story, and this book can help kids uncover the secrets and adventures of their own ancestors. From lists of helpful organizations to sample interview questions, state-of-the-art computer programs to Web sites, this guide will help children become family historians. Each chapter begins with a real anecdote, enticing young readers with visions of what they might find hidden in their ancestors' pasts. All varieties of families are represented here - extended, adoptive, and blended, from many races and cultures - with emphasis on the unique role that each has played in the founding and development of the United States.

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: 6253

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.

Discover Your Family History Online

A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

Author: Nancy Hendrickson

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440318504

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 7356

Your Guide to Online Genealogy The internet has made millions of records available to search any time, anywhere. Start finding your ancestors with just a few strokes of a keyboard using the detailed instruction in this book. Inside you'll find: An overview of where and how to start your family history research Detailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historians Hundreds of helpful websites to further your research Step-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking for Chapters dedicated to finding specific records, including birth, marriage and death; census; military; land; and immigration Case studies that apply key concepts to real-life searches Ideas for connecting with fellow researchers and distant relatives through social media, blogging and newsletters Special resources for researching American Indian, African-American and Jewish ancestors Plus access to bonus online video demonstrations If you're curious about who's hanging out in your family tree, there's never been a better time to find out. Get this book, get online and get started today!

How to Write Your Personal or Family History

(If You Don't Do It, Who Will?)

Author: Katie Wiebe

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 168099185X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 2917

This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms. This is a serious but accessible resource for undertaking your personal or family history writing. In these pages, you'll find: Tips on writing, Exercises to prod the memory, And advice on looking at the broad scope of a well-lived life. As Wiebe writes, "You've been living 24 hours every day, making decisions, objecting to certain ideas, endorsing others, and interacting with family and coworkers," the author writes. "I plan to convince you that if you took time to reflect, you'd find lots of meaningful stuff going on."

Unofficial Guide to Ancestry. com

How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website

Author: Nancy Hendrickson

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440353260

Category: Genealogy

Page: 272

View: 9719

Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use Ancestry.com's search engines. A new section on AncestryDNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster Details on each of Ancestry.com's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them Tips for creating and managing your family tree on Ancestry.com, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site Timesaving tricks to maximize your Ancestry.com experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), AncestryDNA, and the Ancestry.com mobile app Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime Ancestry.com subscriber, this book will turn you into an Ancestry.com power user!

Black Roots

A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree

Author: Tony Burroughs

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780684847047

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 1096

Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history. THIS GUIDE ALSO INCLUDES: real case histories that illustrate the unique challenges posed to African Americans and how they were solved more than 100 illustrations and photographs of actual documents and records you're likely to encounter when tracing your family tree samples of all the worksheets and forms you'll need to keep your research in order a list of the traps even experienced researchers often fall into that hamper their research

To Our Children's Children

Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come

Author: Bob Greene,D. G. Fulford

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385467974

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 211

View: 2005

Offers lists of questions about ancestry, childhood home, school, college, military experiences, career, parenthood, and personal philosophy that can be used to create a family history

Guide to Genealogical Writing

How to Write and Publish Your Family History

Author: Penny Stratton,Henry Bainbridge Hoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880823128

Category: Genealogy

Page: 192

View: 5014

Using examples from NEHGS's publications, this writing guide outlines how to write your family history clearly and accurately -- from building a genealogical sketch to adding images to indexing. An appendix on genealogical style covers alternate spellings of names, when and how to use lineage lines, how to include adopted children and stepchildren, aspects of double dating, and other issues faced by genealogical writers.

How to write and publish your family history in ten easy steps

Author: Noeline Kyle

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742240550

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 1295

This easy-to-use reference book draws on successful professional experience writing and publishing family histories to create a universal method for novices and seasoned genealogists alike. Demystifying the process of writing and publishing a family history, this book guides future authors beyond their research using 10 basic steps to help them shape the story, develop a narrative, and establish characters. It also aids in writing biographies, constructing chapters, editing text, utilizing technology, and, ultimately, explains how to publish and promote the finished product so that it reaches the widest number of readers possible.

The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland

Author: Claire Santry

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440348808

Category: HISTORY

Page: 240

View: 1825

Follow your family tree back to its roots on the Emerald Isle! Santry walks you through the exciting journey of researching your Irish heritage. You'll learn how to identify your immigrant ancestor, and locate key genealogical resources that will breathe life into your family tree.

Writing your Family History

A Guide for Family Historians

Author: Gill Blanchard

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781593728

Category: Reference

Page: 244

View: 9143

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.

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: 347

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.

Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs

Author: Maureen Alice Taylor

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781558705272

Category: Reference

Page: 145

View: 2789

A genealogical photo expert reveals methods for using visual clues in photographs to correctly date them, identify people depicted in them, and gain insight into family history .

How to Use Evernote for Genealogy

A Step-By-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity

Author: Kerry Scott

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440343834

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 6058

Maximize Your Research Progress! Harness the powerful, timesaving organization features of Evernote's free software and mobile apps to manage your genealogy research. This comprehensive user guide explains how to organize all kinds of genealogy clues--from notes and e-mails to vital records and audio files--so the information is easily searchable, accessible on any device, and automatically backed up in the cloud. Step-by-step instructions show you how to file research materials, analyze research clues, collaborate with cousins, and share your family history. In this book, you'll find Evernote tips and strategies specifically for genealogy researchers, with real-life examples Step-by-step instructions for managing different types of genealogy information, from research notes to document images to web clippings Tricks for using Evernote to speed up research tasks, including transcription and research logs Suggestions to search-optimize your Evernote data so your information is easy to find Ideas for enhancing Evernote with external apps Tips to protect your data and troubleshoot common issues Worksheets to help you organize your notebooks and stacks Whether you're an Evernote newbie or dedicated user, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy will change your research life by showing you how this free tool can make you a better, more efficient genealogist.

WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

A Practical Guide

Author: Deborah Cass

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847974422

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 6409

Ever wished to see your family history in print, or imagined future generations poring over old photographs and anecdotes in a book? Writing Your Family History helps family historians realize the full potential of the names, dates and facts that they have researched to compile a detailed family history that will be preserved for future generations. Topics covered include: Exploring sources for material; Gathering information; Recording family anecdotes; Making use of limited material; Using local and social history; Studying family dynamics; Planning your story; How to begin your story; Presenting and publishing your story.

Design Your Family Tree

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612280951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3260

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.

Publish Your Family History

Preserving Your Heritage in a Book

Author: Susan Yates,Greg Ioannou

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770705252

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 2555

Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the task of publishing one. Publish Your Family History will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one.

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374332662

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 265

View: 4778

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. A Newbery Award Winner. 75,000 first printing.

Writing Your Legacy

The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story

Author: Richard Campbell,Cheryl Svensson

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638775

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 556

Craft a meaningful life story! A written legacy of your life--one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing this story may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations. You'll also learn how to: Become the hero of your story Employ vibrant sensory details Discover your unique voice Dig up memories from your childhood and teen years Overcome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivated Prepare your story for publication Writing your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with Writing Your Legacy.