Handy Hints for the Family Historian: Research to Publication

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Media: BOOK - spiral, 88 pages
Author: T. Kempe
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780980565805
Publisher: Teri Kempe

"Handy Hints for the Family Historian" is drawn from the author's own experience assisting clients turn their family history research and memoirs into publishable form.

It is a ready reference for using your computer effectively; will save you time and money; details suggestions for setup and editing; provides helpful advice on hardware and software, explains shortcuts; suggests pitfalls to avoid; shows how to use photos, memorabilia and family trees.  It is a valuable resource to turn your research into a book.

Cost of book: $16.50 (includes GST within Australia)
Postage within Australia: $5.50
Overseas: email for quote

Please order direct from the author:
Teri Kempe
Handy Hints Books
PO Box 2167
Hornsby Westfield, NSW 1635
phone: (02) 9482 8684
Email: or

Payment must be made in Australian dollars, and can be paid by cheque or direct deposit (bank details supplied on request).

Chapter 1
 - Getting Started
 - Getting in the Mood
 - Purpose
 - Who is it for?
 - Flavour
Chapter 2
 - Setting up to collect your data
 - Notebooks
 - Digital Recording Equipment
 - Computer filing
 - Backup
 - Storage
 - Moving data
 - Temporary Files and Lost Files
 - Corrupted Files
 - File Size
 - Creating a template
 - Software and Hardware and other equipment
Chapter 3
 - Sources of Information
 - Internet
 - Libraries
 - Check other histories
Chapter 4
 - First draft
 - Getting stuck in research
 - Family disputes
 - Truth and Lies
 - Memory
 - Author Responsibility
Chapter 5
 - Legal Issues
 - Seek advice
 - Permissions and Privacy
 - Plagiarism and Forgery
 - Quoting sources
 - Copyright
 - Copyright does not protect ideas
 - Defamation
 - Cataloguing-in-Publication
 - What do I do after the book is published?
Chapter 6
 - Preparing for Publication
 - Preparing for print
 - Scanning pictures and memorabilia
 - Expectations from scanning material
 - Family Trees
 - Numbering the generations
Chapter 7
 - Design and Layout
 - Choosing fonts
 - Style
 - Page Layout
 - Margins
 - Ragged or justified
 - Headings
 - Footnotes or Endnotes
 - Another kind of footnote
 - Bibliography
 - Quotes
 - Captions
 - Photographs
 - Memorabilia
 - Covers
 - Coloured Cover
 - The Imprint Page
 - Index
 - Style guides and grammar
Chapter 8
 - Editing and Proofreading
 - Structural editing
 - Saving editing dollars
 - Editor’s focus
 - Self-editing action
 - Proofreading
 - Printer’s proof - the final check
Chapter 9
 - Printing and Publishing
 - Choosing a printer
 - Self-Publishing
 - Self-publishing basics
 - Advertising suggestions
 - Distribution
Chapter 10
 - Concluding remarks
Useful Sites
Appendix: Memory Joggers

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