2017 Save The Date Thursday, Oct 13 2016 

Our 2017 genealogy seminar event will be Saturday, April 22, 2017. Keep up to date with the plans and registration information as it becomes available by visiting and bookmarking the webpage http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2017

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January 2016 E-Zine: Complete Monday, Jan 11 2016 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Headband/Footband (also header/footer in binding terms): A strip of embroidered cloth at the end (top/bottom) of the spine, extending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding. Now available as upgrade in color hard binding.

Hinge In: A paper or cloth strip may be adhered along the binding edge of the a page, or pages, to be added after the book has been bound, so that the strip extends beyond the binding edge. This can then be “hinged” into a “finished” book by pasting up the part of the paper or cloth strip that extends beyond the addition, and adhering the strip to the binding edge of a sheet (or leaf) in the text block.  This may also be used to change a given published page: cut the page to be replaced out of the existing book leaving as wide a bound paper strip as the binding margin will allow; follow instructions as above or – trim the replacement page to fit the published book (with extra paper to overlap bound strip); using an archival quality media, attach replacement page to bound strip.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand? Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!
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Design Inspiration
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Consider adding extra material to a book through QR codes, removable media (CD/DVD, USB, memory card), or cloud links.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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If budget is a watch word, consider the weight difference between hard and soft cover books when shipping.

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Marketing advice
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Take into consideration USPS price and standards changes (effective 1-17-2016) when figuring book shipping prices.

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Genealogy ideas
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It takes a village: Don’t discount getting together with other like-minded people for education and reinforcement. Gregath is hosting a retreat in October that may be of interest.

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Computer aid!?!
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Do you have something (format) you use over and over again from MS Office – maybe with just a little bit of tweaking? Consider making the format (blank without personalized information) into a template. In your MS program, make a file that contains all the repetitive format and information. When you save as (save if not already saved), click the down arrow by format (under file name) and choose template (word template, excel template, etc.). To make it easier to use, save it where your other templates for that program are saved – or make a dedicated template file folder that is easy to find.

Free Seminar this September – Save the Date & Share! Wednesday, Dec 7 2011 

The 2012 Gregath Family History Seminar will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Baxter Springs History Center and Museum in Baxter Springs, Kansas. There is no charge to attend the lectures and no registration necessary.
More information and updates can be found at http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2012
 
The national genealogy speakers on staff at the Gregath Company, Incorporated would like to help you be a successful family researcher.  In this economy, many researchers are forgoing attending these types of events because they feel the cost of attendance is too high. While the information you gain and networking available pays dividends far into the future, Gregath Company understands this way of thinking. We hope a day of free seminars and face to face networking will enrich everyone’s lives and researching skills.

2009 Retreat Programming Update Wednesday, Jan 14 2009 

 Nine hours of genealogy instruction (four more hours to go) and all six hours of the writing track have been programmed for the 2009 Retreat on the Lake. More area information has also been added, for those who want to add “on your own” time to their all-inclusive retreat.

Retreat on the Lake Update – Schedule and Registration Monday, Jan 5 2009 

 Retreat on the Lake 2009 has more topics and speakers set. Visit for more information – http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2009. The first money saving deadline has passed. The full registration cost is now $180.00 (available only through July 15 before the cost rises further).