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Writing INTERESTING Family Histories


 
Our Price: AU$22.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 132 pages
Author: C. Baxter
Year: 2010
Other Data: 2nd ed., sketches
ISBN: 9780980704600

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Product Code: BAX001
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After conducting seminars on the theme of 'Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Narrative', Carol Baxter recognised the need for a book that covered and expanded upon the topics discussed in her talk.

In other 'Writing Family history' books, most of the interesting examples included material extracted from anecdotes, letters, diaries or photographs, sources that, in general, have only survived for those in recent times. Many family historians want to know how to turn sparse information into interesting stories as she has done in her 'popular histories'.

'Writing INTERESTING Family Histories' covers these areas and more. It explains how to structure and begin a family history. It challenges genealogists to rethink what facts truly are. It describes how to evoke drama and tension even when little information is known, and to draw 'dialogue' from original records. It proves that family histories don't need to be fictionalised to be riveting.

Now into it's second edition this popular book gives you even more information on how to write an 'interesting' family history.

Contents:
Author's Note
Introduction
1. Imagination?
2. What are facts?
3. Certainly within relativity
4. Perspective
5. Stick to the facts but ...
6. Structuring a simple family history
7. Surnames
8. Beginning a family history
9. Down to the present ...
10. ... and back to the past
11. How do you eat an elephant?
12. Words of wisdom
13. Acorns to oak trees
14. Deliciously bad
15. Something from nothing
16. Words, words, words
17. Delight in the unexpected
18. The other half
19. The truth, the whole truth
20. Publish or perish?
Conclusion


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