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Family History Writers


8:30AM - 9:30AM

Just Do it! Self-Publishing Your Family History

Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG®

Don’t want to get stuck with 100 copies of your family history in your basement? Consider self-publishing your book using an online publishing company. We will cover the advantages/disadvantages of online publishing, the different companies and what they offer, how to make your publication look professional and, of course, my lessons learned. I have published five books online—you can, too!

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, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity