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Family History Writers


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Scarlet Letters: Publishing Family Correspondence

Presenter: Denise May Levenick, MA

Family letters might tell a great story, but don’t publish that collection until you explore copyright, ethics, and privacy issues. Case studies show pitfalls to avoid and share successful models to inspire your family history project. Guidelines for publishing a reproduction copy of collected letters with family history annotations, charts, and images.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Law, Preservation: archival storage; record artifact preservation; organization; future-proofing strategies/techniques, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity