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    Writing your Family History Board

    This is a start for what I hope will become a section.

    The Online magazine stopped some time ago (Autumn 2010) and maybe the budding authors among us have no outlet. Writing in a vacuum with no audience is a bit sad, and waiting for somebody to notice your Twitter post or for somebody to find your stuff on google or Bing can be dispriting so this will be a way for us to share our own efforts. The intention would be to make it open to search engines (more cousin bait?).

    I'm not suggesting that we all comment or critique each other's work, I hung up my red pens years ago and have no intention of starting again, but just an area to pull together writing tips, ideas and share our work wherever it might be. Another member's writing might give you an idea that you could use for yourself. We can help each other with using the blog on this site, and with other platforms we use.

    Paul's thread on writing your family history, Writing your Family History, is getting more visited now and the 52Ancestors thread is growing rapidly and we will lose it all, so bear with me and I will sort out a special board and then reorganise the posts from those threads to create new ones and also any similar old ones I can find.

    Please, do contribute links you come across to start off the advice.
    Caroline
    Caroline's Family History Pages
    Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

    #2
    That sounds like a great idea (and also a lot of work for you!) Certainly a big thumbs up from me, I think it could be very useful and inspiring.

    Thank you
    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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      #3
      Originally posted by Gardengirl View Post
      That sounds like a great idea (and also a lot of work for you!) Certainly a big thumbs up from me, I think it could be very useful and inspiring.

      Thank you
      me too
      Carolyn
      http://www.familytree.chatandthat.co.uk/home/

      Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
      Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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        #4
        Well done, a very unselfish act, would love to see how it works, and would definately add my two penny worth.

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          #5
          Me too.
          Kat
          Some of my favourite genealogy treasures are what my ancestors tried to hide!
          My Blog

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            #6
            A great idea

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              #7
              I'm glad people are interested. I wouldn't say it's entirely unselfish! It will encourage me to get on with my own writing. :D

              And it's not going to be that much hard work - once it's set up it will run itself like the other areas we've set up over the years. It just seems to be the natural progression from what we've always done - collecting resources, helping each other use them and now helping to record what we did and acting as a platform for anyone who wants to show us.

              We had lots of interest in the magazine but that dwindled, (and that did take up a lot of time), and we've all done a lot more since then and there've been lots of new members in the ten years since then. We'll need to keep an eye on articles actually posted on the site (blog) for the Ts and As but we can sort all that out as we go. It's as usual by the members for the members. :)
              Caroline
              Caroline's Family History Pages
              Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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                #8
                Definitely a good idea!
                Kind regards,
                William
                Current focus of research: The Macleods of Lewis, especially those of the Point district.
                Of particular interest are Macleod families with men by the name of Torquil.
                Please see my user page for more detail...and pm me if we might share research!

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                  #9
                  A very good idea as I have just inherited a load of pictures of my father in naval uniform along with photos of other navy personnel and I am struggling to write up both my parents Family Historie.

                  janets

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                    #10
                    Thanks Caroline for pulling this all together, you will obviously get my full support with this as well. I have found a few writing prompt blogs as well that would be good to share with everyone.
                    My Family History Blog Site:

                    https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Paulc View Post
                      Thanks Caroline for pulling this all together, you will obviously get my full support with this as well. I have found a few writing prompt blogs as well that would be good to share with everyone.
                      I'm collecting them up as well, so we can pool them all together. All ideas/links/suggestions welcome!!
                      Caroline
                      Caroline's Family History Pages
                      Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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                        #12
                        101 Writing Promots

                        https://www.thesocialhistorian.com/w...ng-Prompts.pdf
                        My Family History Blog Site:

                        https://chiddicksfamilytree.com

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                          #13
                          Welcome to The Writers' Shed.
                          Caroline
                          Caroline's Family History Pages
                          Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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