Dec 15, 2019

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Preparing Your Family History Records for Handover – Month 1 progress report...

Preparing Your Family History Records for Handover – Month 1 progress report

In November 2019 I set a 12 month personal genealogy blog challenge – Preparing Your Family History for Hand Over in the Future. Read about the issues I am going to tackle over the next 12 months and follow my progress. It is obviously a topic that resonates with lots of other genealogists and family historians. Nobody wants to see their research thrown out so my plan is to sort it, downsize, digitise, write the family stories and...

Jan 17, 2017

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Writing Up The Family History with Carol Baxter...

Writing Up The Family History with Carol Baxter

When I attended the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies┬áconference in Camden in September 2016, I was able to catch up with Carol Baxter, the History Detective. Carol had just published the 3rd edition of her popular Writing Interesting Family Histories and a companion volume Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories. I’ve enjoyed many of Carol’s presentations on this topic over the years so I was quite happy to review both books. Carol Baxter is a...

Oct 21, 2011

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Writing Family History Again

Back on 24 August 2011 I wrote a Writing Family History blog and since then I have met and talked with two interesting authors and have read and reviewed their books. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have been a fan of Hazel Edwards for many years and recently I had the pleasure of chatting with her over afternoon tea. It was really good to talk to another author about publishing and e-books and the use...

Aug 24, 2011

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Writing Family History

Back in May I was both a speaker and an attendee at the Unlock the Past Researching and Writing History seminar in Adelaide. I wrote a review of it and said that I would write more about my own session. After months of travelling around I am finally getting around to it. My session was actually on Writing Research Guides which is what I do and I have five titles currently published by Unlock the Past – Your...