Many people find an absorbing hobby in writing their family history or the story of their own life. This book will provide all the tools you need to put together your own story of yourself, your family or your wider family history. Each person's life-story is unique, and can never be told by anybody else.
This book is both for beginners and for people who have already made a start. - How to start: practical help for beginners. - Techniques and pictures to bring out memories. - Lots of written exercises to help you on the way. - An ABC of genealogy: How to begin; who to speak to; what historical sources and useful aids are available. - An ethical compass: be careful when writing about other people. - How to write reminiscences so that other people will find them worth reading. Writing, editing and layout.
Lots of useful exercises, examples and practical advice from one of our most experienced teachers of biographical writing!
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