Do you suffer from family history writer’s block? Have you struggled to tell the stories that exist behind those names, dates, places, and citations you have meticulously record about your ancestors? Getting started is often the hardest part of preparing a family narrative. Through examples, this session will show you the latest outlining, organizing, and mind mapping tools to help you plan and prepare a family history your relatives will want to read. Lecture will cover: • Outlining tools • Timeline programs • Mind Mapping tools • Virtual index cards/storyboards Learn the tips for overcoming the proverbial writer's block that prevents you from recording and sharing your ancestors' stories, and about websites and other resources to help with the writing process.