Deena has authored several genealogy and business guides that are available for purchase from their respective publishers.

 

Legacy QuickGuide™: U.S. Federal Non-population Census Records by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

Non-population LQG product image largeThe U.S. government took special censuses, commonly referred to as “non-population” schedules, to count unique segments of the population or create snapshots of communities. Although lesser known and under used, these schedules are full of genealogically significant information, and should be utilized for the years and places where available. Not all special census records survived, and many aren’t yet available online—researching them can be challenging, but they are worth the effort.

The U.S. Federal Non-population Census Records Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including the different types of non-population schedules, access points for these records, and strategies for using each group of records. Also included are links to websites and resources covering agricultural schedules, mortality schedules, manufacturing schedules, “DDD” schedules and more. This handy 8-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

This guide is available from the Legacy Family Tree Store for $2.95.

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Legacy QuickGuide™: Texas Genealogy by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

Texas LQG product image largeTexas holds a unique place in the history of North America and provides many opportunities to research the records of her settlers and citizens. Six flags have flown over Texas territory during the 1500s-2000s, including Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States. With Texas being the largest of the contiguous United States, many different cultures have shaped her rich history. 

Looking for those elusive Lone Star State ancestors? The Texas Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Texas history events, tips on Texas research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Texas resources. This Texas-sized 12-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

This guide is available from the Legacy Family Tree Store for $2.95.

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Legacy QuickGuide™: Organizing and Digitizing Family Photos by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

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Many people feel that their collections of digital or physical photos and family files are disorganized, and therefore disconnected from full enjoyment in their everyday lives. Organization is very personal, with each individual having his or her own unique flavor of methods, approaches and goals. Although there are no right or wrong answers to how we become more organized, many would like to adopt proven strategies to enable a better state of organization.

The Organizing and Digitizing Family Photos Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including how to establish collections and repositories, file naming and metadata considerations, methods for proper storage, and more. The five-step organization process describes how to manage digital or physical photos so they can be celebrated and shared. Also included are links to websites and resources covering photo organization and preservation methods. This 9-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

This guide is available from the Legacy Family Tree Store for $2.95.

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Legacy QuickGuide™: Preparing for a Successful Repository Research Trip by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

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Preparing for a successful repository research trip involves numerous actions. Most of these actions occur before the trip, but some cannot be facilitated until arriving onsite. Still other steps are necessary after returning from the trip to complete the cycle and begin preparation for the next research trip. Crafting a solid research strategy will ensure success before, during and after the trip.

The Preparing for a Successful Repository Research Trip Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including how to set research goals and develop a research plan, strategies for duplicating and organizing information, and more. Detailed checklists are provided for trip logistics, repository rules and resources, staff accessibility and supplies to pack.  Also included are links to websites and resources covering top genealogical repositories to visit. This 10-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.

This guide is available from the Legacy Family Tree Store for $2.95.

 

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Legacy QuickGuide™: North Dakota Genealogy by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

 

 

GenBiz Solutions™: Getting Started with Email Marketing by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

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With the plethora of new technologies and communication mediums now available, one might wonder if email is a dying breed—yet despite the adoption of communication channels such as social networking and text or instant messaging, email usage continues to increase. At the heart of email marketing is the ability to deliver professional communications to a permission-based audience that the recipients find interesting and valuable.

In this seven-page digital guide, you’ll learn how to lay the foundation for ethical email marketing.  This is accomplished through compliance with anti-spam legislation and strategies to build a quality contact list.

With the Getting Started with Email Marketing strategy guide from GenBiz Solutions™, you’ll be ready to explore the factors business owners should consider before implementing an email marketing strategy. The companion guide, Creating an Email Marketing Campaign, covers how to build a campaign from strategy to execution to review.

This guide is available from the GenBiz Solutions Store for $4.95.

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GenBiz Solutions™:  Creating an Email Marketing Campaign by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

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There are many factors that influence the success of an email marketing campaign. This guide, Creating an Email Marketing Campaign, covers the three components of building a successful email marketing campaign: strategy, execution and review.

In this 10-page digital guide, you’ll learn how to deliver maximum impact with minimum intrusion.  Review tips for creating content from a variety of sources that will be eagerly consumed by your readers, and send it at the right time and frequency.

With the Creating an Email Marketing Campaign strategy guide from GenBiz Solutions™, you’ll be ready to set measurable goals for campaign success, select and brand an email template, design for readability and mobile-friendliness, and review campaign reports to improve future emails.

The companion guide, Getting Started with Email Marketing, lays the foundation for ethical email marketing by introducing awareness of compliance with anti-spam legislation and providing strategies to build a quality contact list.

This guide is available from the GenBiz Solutions Store for $4.95.

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GenBiz Solutions™:  Communicating on a Shoestring Budget by Deena Coutant – PDF Edition

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Whether your genealogical business is brand new or has been established for many years, communication is a key strategy that is important to its survival. There are many free or low-cost communication tools that can be used to spread your business messaging to customers, potential customers or the general public.

In this 7-page digital guide, you’ll learn about a variety of communication tools including email, voice, event management, surveys, file sharing, online meetings, video, chat, social media, and websites. The guide also provides insight on free vs. fee tools and considerations for using an integrated toolkit.

With the Communicating on a Shoestring Budget strategy guide from GenBiz Solutions™, you’ll be ready to communicate across a variety of free or cheap channels to your target audience.

This guide is available from the GenBiz Solutions Store for $4.95.

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