Writing Your Family History: A Guide for Family Historians
By Gill Blanchard
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Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of
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Writing Your Family History: A Guide for Family Historians
9781473841185
Pen & Sword Family History
31 January 2020
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Local History, Names & Genealogy
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"Inspirational and very useful . . . quite literally packed with valuable tips and exercises and is almost a mini-course in writing your family history."-Bedfordshire Family History Society Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history-how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing. Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end. Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered-books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks. "If you're toying with the idea of writing a family history-themed book, whether it be for general publication or simply for family members, read this first and then take the plunge. Who knows, it could be a bestseller!"-Family Tree Magazine