Share Your Ancestral Stories FASTER as a Family History Book Series

Episode #022

The Creative Family Historian – Share Your Ancestral Stories FASTER as a Family History Book Series

Sharing our ancestral discoveries and stories is one of the best ways to preserve them, otherwise, they’ll get lost over time. Therefore, transforming them into heritage keepsakes, like a family history book series, is a great idea.

As a family historian, you know the value of stories and how powerful they can be. You’ve spent countless hours finding them before they are lost to the past forever. However, the challenge is to make sure they continue to be retold for generations to come.

Not too long ago, the only options were oral storytelling or a hand-crafted family history book. And the primary methods of book production were either to handwrite or type them. Making copies was a problem as it either meant writing/typing it out again or finding a way to copy the entire document. And copying usually reproduced text okay but wasn’t suitable for photos.

Today you have options. Such as social media, blogs, videos, and books, just to name a few. Social media can go away, blogs require hosting, and videos take a lot of work. Books? Well, they are timeless.

However, books can become “bigger than Ben Hur” projects that overwhelm many so that they never even begin. In this 10-minute training video, I explore the option of crafting a family history book series instead and sharing your stories one ancestor or family unit at a time.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Inspiration for a book series or multi-volume book set
  • Using branding elements to visually connect your series together
  • How to plan your family history book series project

Are you ready? Let’s dive in.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [01:31] What is a multi-volume book set?
  • [03:25] Example of an open-end book series
  • [04:26] Example of a limited book series
  • [5:39] Four steps on how to start your multi-book project

A well-known piece of advice to improve productivity is to break down bigger projects into smaller, manageable tasks. And you can apply the same principle to your heritage keepsake projects by creating a family history book series instead of a single volume.

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