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You Can Write Your Family History

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You Can Write Your Family History
Every Aspect of the Process is Covered
By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Your ancestors are composed of more than vital records and family trees. 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.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 246 pp


Table of Contents
Chapter 1. What Type of Family History Will You Write?
Chapter 2. Defining the Scope of Your Project
Chapter 3. How Much Genealogical Research is Enough?
Chapter 4. Determining the Plot and Structure
Chapter 5. Isolating Themes in Your Family History
Chapter 6. Revisiting Genealogical Sources
Chapter 7. Researching Social Histories
Chapter 8. Gathering and Organizing Your Research
Chapter 9. Making Choices About the Narrative
Chapter 10. Bringing Your Ancestors to Life as Characters
Chapter 11. Describing Your Ancestors' Setting
Chapter 12. Using Family Stories in Your Narrative
Chapter 13. Including Suspense, Humor and Romance
Chapter 14. Blending Social History with Family History
Chapter 15. Including Documentation
Chapter 16. Adding Illustrations
Chapter 17. The End Matters
Chapter 18. Getting Ready to Publish
Chapter 19. Publishing and Marketing