Master Your Genealogy with Scrivener
Get Serious about Organizing your Genealogy Research and Writing!

Make NOW the time that you finally get your research organized with everything cross-referenced and available at your fingertips. 

This self-paced, eight-lesson course will teach you how to set up and use Scrivener to help plan, organize, write, and publish your family research.
Cost: $197.

What topics will be covered?

  • Setting Up Your First Scrivener Project
    • The Scrivener Interface
    • Navigating the Binder
    • Adding Files and Folders
    • Importing Web Pages
    • Mastering the Views - Corkboard, Outline, and Scrivenings
    • How to Split the Editor Window
    • Adding Files & Other Content
    • New Project Settings
  • Customizing & Organizing Scrivener
    • Managing the Toolbar
    • Customizing Your Tools
    • Importing and Splitting Files
    • Organizing with Labels
    • Custom Metadata and Keywords
    • Using Bookmarks
    • Using the Scratch Pad
    • Organizing with Color
    • Editor Window Tips & Tricks
    • Formatting Tips
  • Mastering Your Research & Writing
    • Brainstorming in Scrivener
    • Searching & Collections
    • Tracking Goals & Tasks
    • Chunking Your Writing
    • Restructuring, Rearranging, and Reshaping Your Writing
  • Compiling and Exporting Basics
    • Basic Compile Options
    • Setting Up the Binder for Quick Export
    • Using Section Types
    • Separators & Footnotes
    • Formatting Options

Pre-requisites: Students should have Scrivener 3 (either Mac OS or Windows) installed and working on their computer. A free 30-day trial of Scrivener (30 days of actual use) is available; download instructions will be sent after registration.

About Kimberly

Kimberly is a professional genealogist, author, and educator specializing in genealogical writing, land records, DNA, and solving complex problems. She is a past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and served as the Genealogy Expert for for sixteen years. She is on the faculty at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), as well as for Boston University’s online genealogy programs. She's been teaching genealogists how to use Scrivener to organize their research and writing for over a decade!

What to expect

Plan to spend a minimum of 2–3 hours per lesson on the course. Of course you can also dive deeper. The time you put in is up to you! 

  • Eight self-paced, video lessons geared toward helping you to practice set up and use Scrivener for a personal research and writing project. All videos are captioned and are accompanied by a transcript. Search across the entire course by topic or keyword to find information quickly.

Level Up Genealogy has developed high-quality education courses to provide solid solutions for what many genealogists struggle with: organizing and writing up all the details that we find in our research. Kimberly is an excellent instructor for these courses—she's thorough, gives reasons why she does things, and points out common areas where genealogists get stuck and how to get past them. Her extensive experience as a researcher shines through--she understands the struggle!  Although I have tried many methods to get organized and streamline my writing in my years as a professional genealogist, her Writing for Discovery and Mastering Your Genealogy With Scrivener courses finally gave me a solution that works—it's efficient, organized, and keeps me on track.

Laurie Hermance-Moore

Accredited Genealogist®

Master Your Genealogy with Scrivener

Yes! I'm ready to master my genealogy research notes and writing!