Friday finds – Writing family history

Here are a number of article about writing family history

This week I present these theme based Friday Finds, as I have done very little in regards to genealogy this week. Actually, I put this article together last week, as my wife and I are now in Greece.

We spend a lot of time collecting information about our ancestors. We should also spend some time thinking of how to present our findings. Here are some articles that gives us ideas as to how to present a family history.

This is different takes on the same topic and a lot of the information given in the different articles are similar.

The Armchair Genealogist, Lynn Palermo has a lof of interesting articles about creating and publishing. Check out her articles at Writing Your Family History



Kimberly Powell at ThougthtCo. claims that “Writing a family history may seem like a daunting task but when the relatives start nagging, try these 10 easy steps for making your family history book a reality.


Lilian Magill from Sydney, Australia recently finished writing a family history for her family and published it too. Read how Lilian succeed in Devon Noelle Lee*s Family History Fanatics Celebrating Lilian’s Writing Success


Here is an article from…… blog, presenting two books on writing family history.  Read Books on Monday: Writing family history



Maybe you like to learn by listening? At the Open University  there are seven Podcast tracks that talks about writing family history. The website claims that when writing on a topic with little research, interviewing witnesses and relatives becomes paramount. Therefore some of the tracks deal with  interviewing technique Check out the podcast Writing family history.

There are several YouTube videos about writing family history. here is one from BYU Family History Library. It is a recorded webinar by Heather Pack called How to Write a Compelling Story About your Ancestor


One way to get started writing family history is to write your own personal history. In the blog Family History Quick Start we are presented with a way to write that personal history and finish it bit by bit. Read Writing your Personal History



Here are some other blogs that presents links under the “finds” meme:

If you host a blog and publish a “Find” segment, I’d be happy to include the link in this list.

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Have a great weekend!


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