Writing Your Family History

Gill Blanchard

This practical guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors’ stories to life.

 

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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 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.

Details

Format: Paperback / Softback

ISBN / EAN: 9781781593721

Published On: 29 September, 2014

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

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