Toolkit for Publishing Your Family History (Copy)

Toolkit for Publishing Your Family History (Copy)

Books, Web sites and more

Family History Publishers

These companies specialize in small print run, self-published books such as family histories.

Anundsen Publishing Co.

Box 230 Decorah, IA 52101 (888) 382-4291 <www.anundsenpubl.com>

Family History Publishers

845 South Main St. Bountiful, UT 84010 (801) 295-7490 <www.familyhistorypublisher.com>

Gateway Press

1001 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202 (800) 296-6687 <www.gatewaypress.com>

The Gregath Publishing Co.

Box 505 Wyandotte, OK 74370 (918) 542-4148

Heart of the Lakes Publishing

Box 299 Interlaken, NY 14847 (607) 532-4997

Family Tree Press/Publishing Services

5220 S. 16th, Suite 200 Lincoln, NE 68512 (800) 376-1736 <www.iuniverse.com/publish/family_tree/family_tree.asp>

Newbury Street Press

101 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-5740 <www.newenglandancestors.org/nehgspubssection/pubs_newbury.asp>

The Reprint Co. Publishers

Box 5401 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (864) 579-4433

Tennessee Valley Publishing

Box 52527 Knoxville, TN 37950 (800) 762-7079 <tvpi.com>

 

On the bookshelf

TECHNICAL GENEALOGICAL NARRATIVES

? The Langhornes of Langhorne Park by D. Brenton Simons (Newbury Street Press)

? Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts 1742-1998 by Franklin A. Dorman (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

LIFE STORY WRITING

? Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Simon & Schuster)

? Dad Was a Carpenter: Blueprints for a Meaningful Life by Kenny Kemp (Alta Films Press)

? Separate Lives: The Story of Mary Rippon by Silvia Pettem (The Book Lode)

FAMILY HISTORY NARRATIVES

? The Hatch and Brood of Time: Five Phelps Families in the Atlantic World, 1720-1880 by Peter Haring Judd (Newbury Street Press)

? A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West by Gerald McFarland (Ivan R. Dee)

FAMILY HISTORY MEMOIRS

? Halfway Home: A Granddaughter’s Biography by Mary Logue (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

? Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball (Random House)

? Where She Came From by Helen Epstein (Plume)

GENEALOGICAL FICTION

? Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (Dell)

? Sally Hemings by Barbara Chase-Riboud (St. Martin’s Press)

? East of Eden by John Steinbeck (The Penguin Group)

EDITED LETTERS AND DIARIES

? A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Vintage Books)

? Rose Cottage Chronicles: Civil War Letters of the Bryant-Stephen Families of North Florida by Arch Fredric Blakey, Ann Smith Lainhart and Winston Bryant Stephens Jr. (University Press of Florida)

WRITING GUIDEBOOKS

? Writing Family Histories and Memoirs by Kirk Polking (Writer’s Digest Books)

? Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach (Story Press)

? Writing the Family Narrative by Lawrence P. Goldrup (Ancestry)

? For All Time: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History by Charley Kempthorne (Heinemann)

? Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History by Katherine Scott Sturdevant (Betterway Books)

GENEALOGY WRITING COURSES

Check with adult education and community colleges. Many offer courses in life story writing, creative writing and creative nonfiction writing.

Writer’s Digest Online Workshops <www.writersonlineworkshops.com> offers courses in life story and personal/family memoir writing.

 From the February 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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