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Need suggestions for newsletter

Need suggestions for newsletter

Posted: 7 Aug 2002 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jan 2003 2:24AM GMT
i would like to start a newsletter for mailing out and would like suggestion what i should put in it, if i should have general info or go with a certain surname. would like input from All. i would like to make it quarterlay for a subscrition fee. if interested please email me, thanks

What's your focus?

Posted: 10 Nov 2002 4:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jun 2005 2:24AM GMT
I think the best thing to ask yourself is, "What is the focus of my research?" Is there one family line you have managed to gather a good deal of data on, but would like to get others interested in contributing? That might help you figure out out the focus of your newsletter. You don't want to publish a newsletter just for the sake of publishing a newsletter - it should serve as your voice and you should have something to say.

Re: Need suggestions for newsletter

Posted: 26 Aug 2004 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2006 10:31PM GMT
I as the Ringelberg family historian have been publishing a family newsletter twice a year since 2000.
I publish a 12 page newsletter that contains birthdays, anniversaries, obituaries and education (graduations) and about teachers in the family etc.
These all are on the same places each time published. Special happenings that has happened in the family. Recipes, hints and tons of other family information.

Re: Need suggestions for newsletter

Posted: 28 Aug 2004 7:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Sep 2004 6:34PM GMT
thanks how do you put it together and what do you charge? does people send you things to puit iin it or do you do it yourself and is it a subscription?

Re: Need suggestions for newsletter

Elora Ringelberg (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2004 8:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
What has helped me alot is a program my husband got me Publisher. It has a few newsletters to chose from. Each time I use another one and I can design it with clip art on the front if like for Christmas.
The newsletters there are 4 pages but since I have alot I can add more pages as needed I have stuck to 6 page with information on both sides of the pages. I use information family has given me when we call them or they send me information either e-mail or snail mail. I have found information on family on the internet and sometimes lucky enough to find pictures that go with the info. I have written the information with my daughter as the one checking for grammer and wording.
I have not asked for any subscriptions family members have given me money when they see us or send checks to me. I have been lucky that way the family members enjoy receiving the newsletters I send one in June as a second reminder of the reunion we have in August and one for christmas. What they have liked is reading about a town or a city that other family members live what they are like and history of the place.
I have a medical article telling about medical things that have happened with family members such as surgeries.
By keeping the amount of pages to just 6 written on both sides I know that the postage will be 60 cents a newsletter for mailing I use manilla envelopes size 6x9 they come 100 per box.
It does take alot of time but I do enjoy it plus the family will sit at the reunions talking about what has been in the newsletter. One year I wrote about Netherlands christmas, a christmas recipe from the Netheralnds and I put a hint in too. The next year was Germany because the family's history does go to Germany and Netherlands. I hope this helps. I will try and help you if you need more help.
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