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Using Microsoft Word to Write Your Family History

January 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Kyle Hurst
Ginevra Morse
Eileen Curley Pironti

Compiling your research into a published work can add years to your family history project. Microsoft® Word can help! In this online seminar, our authors, genealogists, and publishing experts will demonstrate how you can maximize Word’s existing functions to streamline your writing process, saving you time and resulting in a professional and easy-to-reference finished product. NOTE: We will be using Office 365 Microsoft Word version 16 on a PC throughout the session, however, we will provide Mac shortcuts. All the functions we will demonstrate are also available on earlier versions of Microsoft Word.

This course includes one 3-hour online broadcast, exclusive access to a recording of the presentation, handouts and templates, and in-depth Q&A sessions with the instructors. Students will also have access to select introductory videos that discuss common genealogical formats.

Topics include:

  • Using Register and Ahnentafel-style templates
  • Inserting citations
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Automatic numbering in Register-style
  • Tracking changes during revisions
  • Laying out pages and placing images
  • Inserting index tags and generating an index
  • Creating a print-ready PDF
Books and Journals
Kyle Hurst
Kyle holds a B.A. in both History and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Master’s certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University.
Education and Programming
Ginevra Morse
Ginevra Morse joined the NEHGS staff in 2010 as Publications Coordinator, transitioning to the Education team as Online Education Coordinator in 2013.
Books and Journals
Eileen Curley Pironti
Eileen graduated with a B.A. from Saint Anselm College, and received an M.S. from American University.