Writing Your Family History
A practical guide to compiling a family history from how to gather material, plan the story and then presenting and publishing it. It also discusses how to overcome problems family historians face when writing a family history such as 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, how to deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies and when to stop researching and start writing. Examples are provided of different writing styles, formats and layouts There is advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material.
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