google-site-verification: google65e716d80989ba07.html The Armchair Genealogist: Scrivener

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I’m always on the lookout for a new writing tool, something to keep me organized and on target. Perhaps I’m secretly looking for a wonderful invention that will take away all the pains of actually sitting down and accomplishing the task. Of course, I learned that long ago there is no magic wand.

I’ve tried a number of programs in the past and I always end up in the same place with a software program that complicates the entire writing process and creates more work and requires me to study a long dry manual to get started.  

Enter Scrivener.....I wasn’t using this program long before I was soon singing its praises. Simply because there is no huge learning curve, you can be up and using Scrivener in a matter of minutes.

Regardless of whether you are writing your family history book, a fictional novel, a how to book, a magazine article or series of blog posts, Scrivener can organize your projects into efficient and organized binders. Scrivener is a flexible and easy-to-use tool regardless of what you’re writing. 

I love Scrivener and I became an affiliate of the product. I've also began creating a series of videos Scrivener for the Family History Writer. Each video helps you explore Scrivener getting to know Scriveners many features, all the while keeping the family historian in mind. 


Scrivener for the Family History Writer 

Video Series


  1. An Introduction to Scrivener for the Family History Writer
  2. The Corkboard - Where you'll plan and outline your family history projects
  3. The Editor - Create the perfect writing environment
  4. Snapshots - Capture your writing before the changes 
  5. The Outliner- Plan and organize in a hierarchical format 
  6. Scrivener - Annotations
  7. Scrivener - How to Use Comments