You Can Write Your Family History
You Can Write Your Family History; by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack; xx + 246 pp; Paper; Published: 2003, Reprinted: 2008; ISBN: 9780806317830; Item # GPC886.
Your ancestors are composed of more than vital records and family group sheets. Behind the names and dates are tales of love, loss, resolve and sweeping change--of history itself. Their stories are what will make them real to your present-day (and future) relatives, the ones who don't care about city directories or census records.
You don't have to be a writer to chronicle your ancestors' lives. In You Can Write Your Family History, popular author and speaker Sharon DeBartolo Carmack explains exactly what it takes to create a compelling, highly readable, and entirely true story, whether you decide to write a biography, family history narrative, or memoir.
Carmack covers each element step-by-step, showing you how to:
- Select the best type of family history to write
- Decide on a theme
- Conduct efficient research to flesh out a narrative
- Put subjects in the context of social history
- Get the words down on paper
- The results, you'll find, are well worth the effort. There's no better tribute to those who came before you than to share their stories with those who will come after.
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- Genealogy at a Glance: Immigration Research
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