These simple family history projects will help you use your research in new and exciting ways, with practical tips and strategies for publishing your genealogy in a report or blog, printing decorative family trees, saving your research in the cloud and more. You can also get the whole family excited about ancestry with this eBook’s family-friendly genealogy projects for kids.
Have fun with your family tree! These simple family history projects will help you use your research in new and exciting ways, with practical tips and strategies for publishing your genealogy in a report or blog, printing decorative family trees, saving your research in the cloud and more. You can also get the whole family excited about ancestry with this eBook’s family-friendly genealogy projects for kids, plus tips for interviewing relatives and ideas for genealogy photo gifts.
Who Should Get This eBook
You’ll love the Best Family History Projects eBook if…
- You want to find new ways of using your research
- You’d like to share your passion for family history with children or grandchildren
- You’re looking for the latest tech to help you organize and preserve your genealogy
The Best Family History Projects eBook features:
- Simple projects that will help you publish your research in print, online or on home decor
- Tips for using tech tools, mobile apps and genealogy websites to save and share your family history and family photos
- Strategies for fleshing out your research using records and DNA
Excerpt: Sample Tips
Here are some tips you’ll find in the Best Family History Projects eBook:
- Set concrete goals. Having a clear purpose in mind—such as finding out where your maternal roots lie—is essential to any genealogy project, especially those involving DNA tests.
- Write as you work. If you have a specific publishing goal in mind, take notes as you research. Start filling in a research report (for example) as soon as you start a new project—and keep it up as you go. This will help you track your findings in real time, making it easy to reference them later.
- Set the best resolution. When scanning photos to share in your projects or with relatives, set the resolution at 300 dpi (dots per inch) or more. If you want to enlarge the photo, go even higher—up to 1200 dpi.
Contents of the Best Family History Projects eBook:
Part 1: Sharing Your Family Tree
- Attention Grabbers: 8 ideas to creatively share family history with nongenealogists
- Think of the Children: Genealogy activities to do with kids
- Do Your Share: Tech tools for sharing family stories
- Tree Tools: 5 online tools for making a printable family tree
- Pixel-Perfect Photo Projects: Ways to manage and share your pictures
Part 2: Publishing Your Genealogy
- HomeSweetHome.com: Tips for setting up a family history website
- Investigative Reporting: 6 steps for writing a research report
- Resource Roundup: Family History Writing Tools
- An Open Book: How to publish family history books
Part 3: Diving Deeper into Your Research
- Here Comes the Neighborhood: How to re-create your family’s hometown using records, maps and photos
- Tool Time: 12 genetic genealogy tools and resources
- Total Coverage: Strategies for backing up family photos and files
- The Story of Your Life: Family history writing prompts
- Getting to Know You: 25 tips for interviewing relatives
The Best Family History Projects eBook comes in PDF format and can be printed out or viewed on your tablet, laptop or desktop computer for easy reference while working with your family memories.
Portions of this eBook were originally published in Family Tree Magazine.