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Our Family Storybook is not a genealogy research site. It is a means of framing, presenting and sharing your family’s story by creating an interactive web site that uniquely and compelling showcases your family history.
You can create a book, but you cannot create a web site during the trial period. Our Family Storybook gives you a full week to show you how easy and engaging this site is to use. If you decide to join there are two membership options tailored to your needs.
Editorial, design and programming services are available for those who want help in using artwork or writing copy specifically for their needs. Custom built code is also available. Cost depends on the size of the project.
Only you and your chosen guests have access to your information. You also have the ability to restrict your guest’s access to certain information or archives. The security option settings are; Private, Password protected and Public.
Once this page goes live, Our Family Storybook will be offering Genealogy and family reunion related merchandise. Using our services, you can also buy custom artwork, editorial and programming services. Watch for News on the development of our Shop.
Our quarterly Newsletter includes the latest updates about enhancements, services, articles and tips on how to best use Our Family Storybook site to its greatest potential. Sign up today!
All your information is totally secure. We will never share or sell your personal information with a third party. We promise.
Yes, absolutely. All card and payment transactions are processed through PayPal. No credit card information is kept on our site.
If you are not satisfied with our web services—for any reason–we guarantee your money back within 30 days. See guarantee terms and conditions for more details.
Yes. Whether you choose the Free 7-Day Trail, Monthly or Yearly membership, your membership will automatically renew on your anniversary.
For a full week you have access to all the services Our Family Storybook offers. Use this time to review the tutorials, explore the features of the site and discover how we can help preserve and share your family history. If you decide to keep your membership, do nothing; it will automatically renew to a Yearly membership.
As you are aware, genealogy research takes time, dedication and patience. We at Our Family Storybook appreciate the time and energy you have put into your research. As your research grows, the story will probably evolve with contributions from others. Monthly memberships are for those who may need just months to complete their project. Yearly memberships are for those who realize that genealogy is an on-going and expanding process and want to develop a relationship with our online community, plan family reunions and continue to update their web site as research develops.
Credit Card, Debit Card and Virtual Check, Paypal or ACH. We use PayPal for Credit Card processing . You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.
Yes. Hosting is included in your membership.
Most likely, yes. However, you will need to check with those services to confirm file sharing capabilities.
Not always. Educate yourself. Most images from the Internet are copyrighted and cannot be used unless you have a release from the owner of the image. Images from online stock photo and image galleries will have their own Terms and Conditions. Our Family Storybook will not be responsible for unlawful use of any copyrighted material used by you. See our Terms and Conditions.
There are several online book publishers that will be recommended once the Book Application is fully developed. After you create your book on Our Family Storybook, the generated .pdf will be sent to a chosen publisher to be printed.
Visit our Tutorials Page for video instructions and downloadable PDF’s. Periodically Webinars will be scheduled, see the Newsletter for dates and times.
Yes, however it is recommended that you start with one book. As you become familiar with the process and have worked out any issues, you can create as many projects as you want.
After your book or e-book has been completed, you have many options to sell your book through online resources (examples below). If your book is accepted and sold by an online retailer, it must first be assigned an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). An ISBN is available through Lulu.com and other online sources. Prices vary.
Take your finished manuscript in PDF format (including the cover) and upload it to a website service of your choice. You can also search our Book Application Forum for advice from other members.
Here’s a selection of the online companies (this list is not an endorsement) that can help:
Createspace.com (Amazon’s own self-publishing company)
Booksurge.com (Another Amazon owned self-publishing company)
Any visitor can view the Forums and Family Reunion communities. You must be a member however, if you want to participate in forum discussions or plan your family reunion on our site.
Other family members are called “guests”. Guests can be granted different levels of access, from simply viewing information to a fully participating member with the ability to update and add information. As a member, you control the level of access a guest has. Guest access is free and they are not subject to membership fees however, guests cannot create new web or book projects unless they have a membership of their own.