Genealogy Links
The links below are aids to finding genealogy resources. Those that are marked with a $ sign are fee-based sites.
For links from North Hills Genealogists monthly meetings, see the section on Meetings.
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Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn’t exactly mind-mapping software—it’s more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and to connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows. If you’ve ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you already know what Scapple does
A very powerful project manaagement too that is Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details
Cloud storage accessible through Google accounts.
Cloud storage for your files
Self-publishing company that helps a writer create and publish a book.
Originally found on the Ancestry site, the product has been transferred to Alexander's. Includes photobooks, collage posters, calendars, Family History Books, and Family Tree posters.
An add on to RootsMagic that helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals. Overwhelmed with the thought of writing a personal history? It breaks this seemingly monumental task into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document.
Resources for Authors: Story idea Generato, Word Count Meters, Readabilty, Cliche buster tools
"Independently publish with Kindle Direct Publishing to reach millions of readers."
Publishing app for use on the iBook platform
An company whose free tools and top-notch professional services make publishing and distribution easier than ever.
"world's most popular open platform for publishing and sharing documents of all kinds. To date, people all over the world have shared more than 60 million documents via Scribd, from landmark court filings to business presentations to academic papers from scholars around the world."
"Smashwords offers quick and easy ebook distribution to most of the world's largest ebook retailers. We provide free tools for marketing, distribution, metadata management and sales reporting. At Smashwords, our authors and publishers have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of their written works. Smashwords is ideal for publishing novels, short fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, monographs, non-fiction, research reports, essays, or other written forms that haven’t even been invented yet."
Learn how to effectively blog about your ancestors to bring your family stories to life. Learn how to write on your blog so that potential cousins find it and want to contact you. Learn how to do all that cute & extra stuff other folks have on their blogs. Learn how to handle photos on your blog so those cousins find your blog. Learn how to use other social media tools besides blogging to get those cousins to contact you.
A list of blogs for the genealogy community
Writing your story with a variety of prompts for special interest groups.
Organize your notes in a binder format. Easily searchable and retrievable with tags.
A simple way to create ebooks.
Penultimate is the award-winning digital handwriting app for iPad that combines the natural experience of pen and paper with power of Evernote’s sync and search features. Lose the paper, keep the handwriting.
Formally, EasyBib, a means to annotate, organize and synthesize digital content.
Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster. is a private online notebook for writers, coders, teachers, journalists, and creative types.