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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock

Last week’s survey asked about what kind of information you thought would be the most helpful for writing your family history. 2,967 people answered this survey. The results are:

44%, How to narrow my focus and determine the appropriate scope
50%, How to organize my materials into a book or article
23%, How to export my data from a genealogical software program
31%, How to apply genealogical style and numbering to my writing
31%, How to use Microsoft Word in the most efficient way
28%, How to format my text into pleasing-looking pages
19%, How to select appropriate illustrations
29%, How to create an index
27%, How to get from a draft manuscript to a printed book or article
25%, How to choose a printer or publisher
18%, I am not thinking of writing a family history

This week’s survey asks if you have ancestors who worked on the railroad. Take the survey now!

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