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Family History Writers


5:00PM - 6:00PM

Write About It! Turning a Family Archive into an Accessible Resource

Presenter: Deborah Sweeney

Having a robust family archive is wonderful--but if no one knows about it, what will happen to the documents and ephemera in the future? Today there are many options for publishing and sharing the family archive, from blogging to books. Learn some publishing tricks and methods for making your final product look professional.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Preservation: archival storage; record artifact preservation; organization; future-proofing strategies/techniques, Social Media/Blogging, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity, USA