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BOOK - How to Write Your Family History: A Guide to Creating, Planning, Editing and Publishing Family Stories
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
Printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015

At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history. ISBN 9781921956300     More Information
Softcover...14.50 (C$)

BOOK - Citing Historical Sources: A Manual for Family Historians
By Noeline Kyle
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
Noeline Kyle aims to answer the question "how do I reference the diverse range of source material encountered by the family historian?" The question has become even more complex in recent years with the increasing use of the internet and the plethora of new online sources now added to the mix. The construction of the text for a family history does require that you acknowledge your sources, adhere to copyright legislation and take note of ethical issues in your publication. This book uses a straighforward and practical format to take you through the rules and conventions of referencing and acknowledgement of the resources used in your research to provide an easy and sensible entry into this important historical task. ISBN 9781921956133     More Information
Softcover...15.00 (C$)

BOOK - Writing and Publishing Your Family History
By Lesle Berry
Originally published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2010
This edition published by Global Genealogy, Milton, 2014

Family historians spend much time and effort researching their family lines and gathering stories, photographs and documents -- but then run into a brick wall when it comes to knowing how to put their findings into an interesting and readable family history book. It is said that everyone has one good book in them and many family historians are trying to find theirs. This guide will assist you achieve that goal. From design and publication elements to writing tips. A self-help guide to achieve your dream of writing your book. ISBN 978-1-77240-008-3     More Information
Softcover...17.50 (C$)

BOOK - Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story
By Richard Campbell M.Ed. & Cheryl Svensson Ph.D
Published by Writer's Digest Books,2015
Craft a meaningful life story! A written legacy of your life -- one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations. You'll also learn how to: Become the hero of your story; Employ vibrant sensory details; Discover your unique voice; Dig up memories from your childhood and teen years; Overcome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivated; Prepare your story for publication. Writing your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with Writing Your Legacy. ISBN 978-1599638775     More Information
Softcover...24.95 (C$)

BOOK - Writing Your Family History, A Guide for Family Historians
By Gill Blanchard
Published by Pen and Sword Books, Barnsley, UK, Sept 29 2014
Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did the same jobs or lived in the same area, how to cover the numerous births, marriages and deaths that occur, and when to stop researching and start writing. Her book provides examples to help readers find their own writing style, deal with family stories, missing pieces of information and anomalies. It also offers advice on key aspects of composition, such as adding local and social history context and using secondary material. The focus throughout is on how to develop a story from beginning to end. Exercises are a key feature of the text. There is guidance on the various formats a family history can take and how to choose the appropriate one, with examples of format and layout. Production and publishing are also covered -- books, booklets, newsletters, websites, blogs and ebooks. ISBN 978--1-78159-372-1    More information
Softcover...29.95 (C$)

BOOK - Publish Your Family History, Preserving Your Heritage in a Book
By Susan Yates and Greg Ioannou
Published by OGS/Dundurn, Toronto, 2010
Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the job of publishing one. If you've done the research, and you want to make a book from it, then Publish Your Family History is for you. It will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one. Even if time is at a premium, you're not comfortable with computer technology, or the budget is tight, you'll learn how to publish a professional-looking family history of your own!
ISBN 9781554887279    More information
Softcover...19.99 (C$)



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