Create Your Family History Book with Family Tree Maker 8: The Official Guide

Create Your Family History Book with Family Tree Maker 8: The Official Guide

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ISBN-13: 9780761531067
Publisher: Premier Press
Publication date: 09/01/1900
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Preparing for a Family History Project
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage
What Is a Family History Book?
Using Family Tree Maker to Make Your Family History Book
Finding Your Focus
Scrutinizing Your Data
Giving Your Audience the Right Book
Visualizing Your Audience
Choosing the Right Format
Limiting the Scope of Your Family History Book
Chapter 2: Organizing Your Family History Book
Using the Research Journal
Planning a Formal Family History Book
Creating To Do Lists
Setting To Do Item Deadlines
Assigning To Do Priorities
Sorting Your To Do List
Marking Items as Completed
Setting a Cut-Off Date
Preparing Your Database for Publication
Making Sure Your Database Is Complete
Checking Your Data for Accuracy
Error Checking
The Importance of Labeling and Describing Scrapbook Items
Citing Your Sources
Safeguarding Your Data
Copyright Issues
What Is Copyrighted and What Isn't
Understanding the Fair Use Exception
Copyright Summarized
Taking Notes of Privacy Issues
Chapter 3: Using Trees in Your Family History Book
Experimenting with Trees, Reports, and Charts
Exploring Descendant-Ordered Trees
The Standard Descendant Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Standard Descendant Tree
The Fan Descendant Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Fan Descendant Tree
The Outline Descendant Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Outline Descendant Tree
Using Ancestor-Ordered Trees
The Standard Ancestor Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Standard Ancestor Tree
The Fan Ancestor Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Fan Ancestor Tree
The Vertical Ancestor Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Vertical Ancestor Tree
Exploring Tree Suitability, Options, Format, and Content
Testing the Tree for Suitability
Considering Your Options
Deciding on Content
Selecting Your Format
Using Trees with the Book Feature
Chapter 4: Using Miscellaneous Trees and Charts in Your Family History Book
Using an All-in-One Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the All-in-One Tree
Using Standard Hourglass Trees and Fan Hourglass Trees
Using a Standard Hourglass Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Standard Hourglass Tree
Using a Fan Hourglass Tree
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Fan Hourglass Tree
Family Group Sheet
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Family Group Sheet
Using a Timeline
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Timeline
Using Maps
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Map Features
Calendar
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Calendar
Exploring Tree and Chart Suitability, Options, Format, and Content
Testing the Tree or Chart for Suitability
Considering Your Options
Deciding on Content
Additional Family Group Sheet Options
Additional Calendar Options
Selecting Your Format
Tree Format Options
Family Group Sheet Format Options
Timeline Format Options
Map Format Options
Calendar Format Options
Chapter 5: Using Narrative Reports in Your Family History Book
Using Narrative Reports
Numbering Systems
Defining the Register System
Defining the NGS Quarterly System
Defining the Ahnentafel System
Register Reports
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Register Report
NGS Quarterly Report
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the NGS Quarterly Report
Ahnentafel Report
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Ahnentafel Report
Exploring Report Suitability, Options, Format, and Content
Testing the Report for Suitability
Considering Your Options
Including Source Information as Endnotes
Including Source Information as Inline Notes
Opting Not to Include Source Information
Deciding on Content
Selecting Your Format
Part II: Understanding Book Elements
Chapter 6: Exploring Custom and Miscellaneous Reports
Using Custom Reports
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Custom Reports
Using Generic Reports
Using Alternate Facts Reports
Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Alternate Facts Report
Using Address Reports
Using Medical Information Reports
Using Birthdays of Living Individuals Reports
Using Marriage Reports
Using Parentage Reports
Using Bibliography Reports
Using Data Error Reports
Using Documented Events Reports
Kinship Reports
Using Canon & Civil Kinship Reports
Using Relationship Only Kinship Reports
Exploring Report Suitability, Options, Format, and Content
Testing the Reports for Suitability
Considering Your Options
Deciding on Content
Selecting Your Format
Chapter 7: Using Graphics in Your Family History Book
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Creating Graphical Objects
Investigating Types of Objects That Can Be Included in a Family History Book
Documents
Paper Ephemera
Locations
Artwork and Letters
Textiles
Memorabilia
Using the Scrapbook Feature in Family Tree Maker
Inserting Objects into a Scrapbook
Describing Scrapbook Objects
Printing Scrapbooks
Including Graphics in Trees, Charts, and Reports
Picture Options
Chapter 8: Adding Text to Your Family History Book
Enhancing Your Book with Additional Text
Legal Records
Government Records
Church Records
Organizational Records
Obituaries
Book Excerpts
Analyses
Personal Writings
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Adding Text Using More About Notes and New Text Items
Including Text in More About Notes
Including Text in New Text Items
Chapter 9: Creating Your Family History Book
Using the Book Feature
Creating a New Book
Exploring the Book View
Adding Text Items to Your Family History Book
Creating an Introduction
Creating a Preface
Creating a Foreword
Creating a Dedication and Copyright Notice
Creating New Text Items
Format Options for Text Items
Adding Standard Items to Your Family History Book
Creating an Index
Formatting the Index
Creating a Table of Contents
Formatting the Table of Contents
Adding Saved View Items to Your Family History Book
Using Place Holders
Changing Item Properties
Arranging Your Book's Outline
Striving for Clarity
Chapter 10: Printing and Publishing Your Family History Book
Preparing to Print
Printing Your Book
Publishing Your Book
Electronic Publishing
Print Publishing
Vanity Presses and Print-on-Demand
Genealogical Publishers
Part III: Pulling It All Together
Chapter 11: Family History Book Projects
Fun Family Projects
Project #1: Grandparent Book
Project #2: Biography of Ancestor
Society and Organization Projects
Cemetery Mapping Project Book
Nethercote Genealogical Society Member Genealogies Book
Research Tools
Portable Research Reminder Book
Research Note Organizer
Formal Family History Books
Descendant-Ordered Family History Book
Ancestor-Ordered Family History Book
Chapter 12: Marketing and Promotion
Registering Your Book for Copyright
Understanding ISBN
Selling Your Book
Family History Book Promotion Basics
Getting Your Book into Bookstores
Being the Good Samaritan: Donating Copies of Your Book
Looking Ahead to the Future
Index

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