the Short-Run Publishing and
Family History Publishing Specialists

How to Write a Family History that People will Actually Read

Learn how to write your family history or memoir so it gets read! Discover the difference between simply boring and totally exciting and learn how to avoid the pitfalls that waste time and money. Those attending are encouraged to bring stories they’ve written.


Tom Underhill published his first book 19 years ago and started publishing books full-time two years later. Since 1999, Creative Continuum has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. During the last several years, Tom and his company produced more than 400 family history heirloom books, printed more than 12.5 million pages and scanned more than 13,500 photographs.
Creative Continuum has published several award-winning books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.
Tom’s speaking experience includes most of Southern California’s family history fairs and other major genealogical conventions. He has also presented at the Utah Genealogical Association’s annual conferences. Tom presented at the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Associations and at the 2005 FGS annual convention in Salt Lake City.
Tom is the author of thirteen books.
Tom has been quoted in a number of publications including the the Deseret News, Hartford Courant and the Dallas Morning News.
In 2007, Creative Continuum was nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Family Owned Business Award.


An Ancestral Parade is a 338-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback with gloss printed cover binding published in 2009.



Mastering Search Engines is a 236-page, 6"x9" book with paperback binding published in 2002.



Say it in writing is a 68-page, 5.5"x8.5" book with paperback binding published in 2002.



ReGenerations is a 1500-page, 8.5"x11" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2000.



Save an Hour a Day on Your Computer is a 126-page, 5.5"x8.5" book with paperback binding published in 2003.



Bringing Our History to Life is a 160-page, 8.5"x8.5" book with library edition hardback with printed cover binding published in 2011.



Between Two Adversaries is a 156-page, 7"x9.5" book with paperback with dust jacket flaps binding published in 2002.



The Adventures of A Puppy Called Mac is a 68-page, 5.5"x8.5" book with library edition hardback with a printed cover binding published in 2005.



Make Your Photos Zing! is a 62-page, 7"x10" book with spiral bound workbook with downloadable samples binding published in 2002.



Princess Zowie and the Magic Key is a 40-page, 10"x12" book with library edition hardback binding published in 2009.