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Researching and Writing Your Family History and Memoirs

86 pages55 minutes


This is a brief genealogical guide to researching ancestry and writing family histories and personal memoirs. It covers all of the basic information that a family genealogist would need in order to research and write their family history, including obtaining and interpreting documents, understanding kinship, telling stories, and troubleshooting. Also includes a long list of questions to use when conducting interviews, explains the use of photographs and other images in written histories, discusses overall story structure, and addresses publishing options.

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