Writing Your Family History eBook

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DescriptionThis digital download includes prompts, worksheets, and resources for gathering your memories and notes into an organized, easily accessible form. You'll also get in-depth guidance on how to write a compelling narrative and define the story you want to tell.Who Should Get this Download:You’ll love Writing Your Family History if:
  • You want to write a memoir for yourself or the biography of an ancestor or other family member
  • You want to write about your fascinating family history and preserve those memories
  • You want a handy way to collect notes for writing a family memoir
  • You want to organize your thoughts and memories
  • You're looking for prompts and ideas that will make your family history come to life
What’s InsideWriting Your Family History features:
  • Worksheets for recording the details of your family history
  • Prompts and conversation starters to spark ideas and memories
  • Resources for finding and tracking information
  • Inspiration and organization tips for compiling your writing notes
  • In-depth guides to learning how to write convincing dialogue, people, and plot
Contents of Writing Your Family History:
  • Do the Write Thing: Tips for getting started writing your family history
  • Organize Your Family History Writing Project Worksheet
  • Family History Writing Project Logistics Worksheet
  • The Story of Your Life: Writing prompts worksheet for sharing your life story
  • The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 10 life-story themes for writing a guided autobiography
  • An Open Book: Do-it-yourself family history book projects for sharing your family’s legacy, including a MyCanvas tutorial
  • Investigative Reporting: 6 simple steps for writing a research report about your ancestor
  • Research Report Template Worksheet
  • Hard to Tell: Tips for deciding whether to include ancestors’ dark sides in family stories
  • Biographical Outline Worksheet
  • Getting to Know You: 25 tips and questions for asking relatives about family history
  • Going the Distance: A guide to remotely interviewing family members
  • Family Correspondence Log Worksheet
  • Lights, Camera, Ancestors!: 10 steps for tuning into your ancestors from the research team behind PBS’ “Finding Your Roots”
  • Social Affairs: A guide to learning the whys and hows of your family history by researching the social, political, cultural and economic factors that affected your ancestors
  • Do Your Share: 10 top tech tools for sharing your family story and writing life stories
  • Roundup: Apps for Writing Life Stories
  • HomeSweetHome.com: 6 steps for setting up a family history website
  • Attention Grabbers: 8 ideas for creatively sharing your family history and captivating non-genealogist family members
  • Picture-Perfect Photo Books: 5 elements to include in a family photo book
The articles in this digital download were originally printed in issues of Family Tree Magazine. Learn more about the magazine.
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