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Which Family History Book Do You Want to Create?

When you have a genealogy story to tell, what’s the best format for that tale? Discover which family history book you should create.

In the following video, I walk you through the types of family histories you could create. Watch to see examples as well as explainations.

Writing Family Histories: What Genealogy Books Should You Publish?
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Types of Family History Books

The general formats for family history books include:

  • Facts Only Family History Books
  • Story-Based Family Histories
  • Scrapbooks
  • Recipe Books
  • Military Histories
  • Letters
  • Children’s Stories
    • Picture books
    • Chapter books
    • Novels
  • Historical Fiction

Family History Books Featured in this Video

More Resources for Creating Your Family Histories

Pick Your Family History Book Format Then Find a Publisher

Once you determine which format you want to utilize for your family history project, you need to choose a book publisher. Good thing I have a few recommendations that you will find helpful. Read this post: What Publisher Should I Use for My Family Histories.

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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