Genealogy Friday: Writing Family History Stories for children

We’ve discussed turning a family story into an artistic piece of writing. However, what about children’s stories? I’ve uncovered some family legends and histories that I thought would make great children’s story. So how do I determine if it is … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Turning a family story into a novel

Do you have an interesting family story? Do you have the knack for telling or writing a good story? I have always been interested in the journey my ancestors took from SC to MO around 1815. This invokes questions such … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Artistic Forms of Story Telling

I’ve shared points on turning family history into a children’s story or novel in a writing form. However, what if you’re not a writer?  Maybe you’re an artist? There are numerous other ways to tell family history stories. Artist—can draw … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 16 Questions when Printing Family Histories

      I’ve shared the benefits of printed family histories, but what if you are printing a family history. What are some aspects of this endeavor you may want to keep in mind? Is my family interested What format … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Reasons to Check Out Printed Family Histories

Printed family histories are a great place to start when you’re stuck. Many families have printed their family histories over the years.  Some provide more detail and sources than others. However, these can be a great resource. They may even … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Negatives of Published Family Histories

Last week I shared about the positives of published family histories and how important they are in providing clues. This week, I want to warn you about family histories. Don’t get me wrong—they are great!  Last week, I gave you three … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Positives of Published Family Histories

I have several large nucleus families in my family tree. These can create huge files and become very overwhelming However, at least four of these families have had family histories and family genealogies that were written and published around the … Continued