Write Your Family History - March 2024

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Discover the Key to Painless Writing

March 25, 2024 - April 21, 2024


Course Summary:

If writing your ancestor's story is a little scary, then we’re here to put your fears to rest. In this course, you'll learn the steps to get your ancestor’s story underway as well as tips and techniques to help determine the best form for your writing to take.

The course will also cover how to create a writing plan that will guide your story and prevent you from being overwhelmed. Finally, we’ll take you through the writing process, from rough draft to publication.

Writing your ancestor’s story can be a rewarding project—both for you, and for relatives and future generations who will cherish the stories you preserve. This course will give you the tools to make writing your family history painless!

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 5 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

 What You’ll Learn:

  • Why you should write
  • How to determine your subject and audience
  • What form your project will take
  • Tips for crafting a strong writing plan
  • How to craft a strong outline and rough draft
  • Editing techniques to take it from draft to publication

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How FTU courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

Instructor Bio:

Sunny Jane Morton is an award-winning writer who has advanced training in genealogy, history, and memoir-writing. She is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and Your DNA Guide; author of Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy and How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records; and a writing coach and course developer for Family Tree University.

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