Writing Your Family History: From Start to Published!
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Writing "The Book” from your genealogy research may seem like an overwhelming task, but that is about to change! With simple strategies from four talented genealogist and writers, you can write your first story, expand to the first draft of a longer book, implement tips to spice the story up, and then prepare to publish your book! You can write a family history book this year!
Join in on the must-watch virtual conference for genealogists who want to write their family history THIS YEAR!
Amy Johnson Crow
Devon Noel Lee
Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genealogy research and writing!
You'll SEE the difference in this conference as your presenters will open the live chat throughout their sessions and turn on their cameras!
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Which presenter will win the
"Genealogy Unscripted" challenge?
After four hours of instruction, the speakers will convene for a final panel discussion to answer questions not finished during the webinars. You can also ask any additional "off topic" questions for all presenters.
As part of the panel discussion, the research and writing experts will compete to see who is the most knowledgeable.
Who do you think will win?
Early Bird Price (until June 19th)
Regular Price (until June 28th)
Participate in the eConference
eConference is open to anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!
After registering, you'll receive reminder emails so you don't miss the live event.
A week before the conference, you'll receive handouts from the speakers delivered to your email.
The day of the conference you'll receive a link to the live stream.
Ask any questions and leave comments throughout the seminars. Speakers will attempt to incorporate them during their presentations and at the end of their instructions.
After the last session, you'll receive a replay link that is accessible until July 30, 2019.
Scenes from past eConferences. See the difference! Presenters onscreen and a fun panel discussion after four hours of learning.
Meet Your Presenters
Writing Your Family's Stories in Bite-Sized Pieces
Writing your family history doesn’t have to mean writing a huge book. See why writing in small pieces can be effective as both a research tool and a way to share, and also learn how to make the writing process a bit easier.
Amy Johnson Crow
Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist, author, editor, and lecturer. She is a regular presenter at national and state genealogy conferences. She is the voice behind the podcast, Generations Cafe.
Amy was the series editor for the National Genealogical Society Guides, published by Rutledge Hill Press, and was the co-author of Online Roots. Amy holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University, with a concentration in digital libraries. Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and she has a special interest in military research.
Devon Noel Lee
Family History Fanatics
A Recipe for Writing Family History
Information in a record can give clues to further your research. A four-step process will be explained that will help you analyze all the information contained in the document.
Author, Speaker, and Family Historian. Devon Noel Lee specializes in preserving and sharing family memories and motivating budding genealogists. She has published over 60 books, including a memoir and four family history how-to books, including the popular A Recipe for Writing Family History. With over 20 years experience in genealogy, Devon is a high energy speaker who educates and inspires the genealogy world weekly through videos at FamilyHistoryFanatics.com.
This former beauty queen reported on pageant news for 16 years. She’s a Texas Aggie with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Currently, Devon is a home educator for five superheroes.
Adding Social History to Family History Writing
Understanding the world our ancestors lived in is crucial to understanding the choices they made and ultimately the records they generated. Explore why Social History is important to understanding and sharing an ancestor's story, where to find sources of social history and examples of a variety of types of social history records.
Lisa Lisson is the writer, educator and genealogy researcher behind "Are You My Cousin?" and believes researching your genealogy does not have to be overwhelming. All you need is a solid plan, a genealogy toolbox, and the knowledge to use those tools. Specializing in southern research and finding those elusive female ancestors, Lisa is passionate about helping others find resources and tools to confidently research their genealogy. Lisa can be found online at LisaLisson.com, Facebook, and Pinterest.
You Down with KDP? Ya, You Know Me!: Preparing Your Manuscript for Self Publication
Now that you've actually completed your manuscript, and have it as polished as you can get it, how do you turn it into a Kindle eBook? We're going to look at the steps you need to take to get your manuscript ready for publication on Amazon, the world's largest ebook retailer, as well as other sites like iBooks, and Kobo. We're going to look at resources for creating engaging, professional quality cover art, and how to help your ebook make money.
Dan has been involved in family history for almost thirty years. When he's not tromping through graveyards, researching in archives, or speaking around the country about family history, he is also an award-winning author, who has been traditionally published as well as self-published. Dan is from Michigan where he lives with his remarkably patient wife, their six children, and the world's laziest cat.