There is exciting news for the family historian who wishes to publish his or her history. The Brigham Young University Bookstore has installed a book machine that can print and do a perfect binding on books while you wait or by mail order. This process is less expensive than many of the other alternatives for publishing, especially when you do not have books pre-ordered and pre-paid (which can be a big pain).
Check out their website www.YMountainPress.com. They have some helpful guides for publishing and also services to help you finish your manuscript.