(To read the complete review, click on
the reviewer's name)
"Louisiana Ancestors," THE ADVOCATE,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
October 14, 2001---
"Family newsletters are extremely valuable family history tools, and there are many guides available to help in deciding how to present this material in printed form. Absolutely Family!: A Guide to Editing and Publishing a Family Newsletter is a good one to start with....This is definitely a book that should be made available in all major genealogical libraries."
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE,
"A print family newsletter is still a primary means to share information and family stories. Nelson offers a clear, easily followed guide with lots of ideas for starting and maintaining a family newsletter."
ADVENTURES IN GENEALOGY,
"Subject Coverage: Ms. Nelson has laid out a very comprehensive guide to publishing family newsletters. With lots of helpful hints on everything from getting organized to containing costs.
Readability: Extremely well written in plain American English. (Even Cousin Tyrel could understand it.)"
GENEALOGY TUTOR TIPS,
December 1, 2000---
"With Internet access becoming widely available, many of us rely on electronic sharing. However, there's much to be said in favor of printed newsletters. If you are considering publishing a family newsletter, seek out this book!"
DearMYRTLE's DAILY GENEALOGY COLUMN,
January 11, 2000---
"...this pocket-sized guide filled to the brim with neat ideas to encourage even those of us who are just thinking about creating a family newsletter With Jeanne to cheer us on, we simply can't fail!
Myra Vanderpool Gormley,
"Shaking Your Family Tree,"
LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE,
December 5, 1999---
"Absolutely Family! A Guide to Editing and Publishing a Family Newsletter" [is] a 101-page how-to book. In it are ideas for features to use in your newsletter, suggestions for exploring the family's ethnic heritage and ways to use humor in your publication. There are also questions to stimulate your writers' creativity, ways to use illustrations and strategies for containing costs."
(to view complete review, click on Myra Vanderpool Gormley [above], then click on Books; Periodicals: Software: CD's, Genealogical Forms and then click on New on the Bookshelf; Newsletters; Welsh Ancestry.)
NU? WHAT'S NEW? INTERNET MAGAZINE
December 3, 2000---
"The concept of purchasing an electronic book rather than a printed version has come to the genealogy industry. Family Times Publishing is offering its book on how to publish a family newsletter in electronic version."
THE FRIENDLY CONNECTION,
"For someone interested in sustaining family connections, I recommend reading this well-written and interesting book. You might find yourself drawn into writing a family newsletter."
EASTMAN'S ONLINE GENEALOGY NEWSLETTER,
October 6, 1999---
"'Absolutely Family!' is an easy-to-read book. Ms. Nelson's writing style is light hearted and occasionally humorous. I found a number of useful ideas in the 101 pages of this book."
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Hooray! It's good to see more people are getting on the bandwagon in support of family newsletters! Here's an article by Maureen Bothe on "Creating a Family Newsletter" at cybergrrl.com. To read it,
Check out "Reader's Digest's" tutorial on the mechanics of creating a family newsletter on your computer--a very good overview for beginners.
Well--looks like somebody else has been reading ABSOLUTELY FAMILY! Check this article on "How to Help Others Enjoy your Genealogical Discoveries--Drop Me a Line: Family Newsletters," for a synopsis on some of the neat things you can do with a family newsletter. There are many other education resources at this site for parents, teachers and students.