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How to Write Your Personal or Family History

How to Write Your Personal or Family History

(If You Don't Do It, Who Will?)

  • Author: Katie Wiebe
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 168099185X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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This is a practical—and encouraging—how-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms. This is a serious but accessible resource for undertaking your personal or family history writing. In these pages, you'll find: Tips on writing, Exercises to prod the memory, And advice on looking at the broad scope of a well-lived life. As Wiebe writes, "You've been living 24 hours every day, making decisions, objecting to certain ideas, endorsing others, and interacting with family and coworkers," the author writes. "I plan to convince you that if you took time to reflect, you'd find lots of meaningful stuff going on."

102 Ways to Apply Career Training in Family History/Genealogy

102 Ways to Apply Career Training in Family History/Genealogy

How to Find a Job, Internship, or Create Your Own Business

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532000758
  • Category: Reference
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Here are 102+ ways to use training in family history and genealogy when applied to real-world careers in education, business, or government, including creative entrepreneurial start-ups. With the future marriage of genealogy to smart cards, online databases, or similar authentication technology for family history, population registration (census), and library research, it may be easier to research family lines, not only by DNA matches through DNA testing for deep ancestry, but also with smart, electronic cards designed for electronic identity. It's also a way to track military records as another way to trace family history. Careers and research may focus on various state libraries or historical associations. History and family studies are part of an interdisciplinary liberal arts program that emphasizes research and writing. Journalism courses help round out your ability to express in plain language the results of your reading, explorations, and interpretations. Obtaining a degree or even taking one course or self-study in Family, Public, or Social History can lead to broad, interdisciplinary careers. Graduate work in library science, law, journalism, public history, or genetics counseling (with a double major in the life sciences and social work) also lead to careers in which an historical education may be used.

The R's Relatives

The R's Relatives

Robison, Robinson, Robson, Roberston, Roberson, Roberts, Robbins. 1989-2002

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Creating Family Newsletters & Time Capsules

Creating Family Newsletters & Time Capsules

How to Publish Multimedia Genealogy Periodicals Or Gift Booklets

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595398723
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 356
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Tired of only paper print annual family newsletters? Try multimedia-video with text, music, voice, and pictures. Your family multimedia or print newsletter or corporate success story service may be run as a business or hobby. Record voices on video and audio. Put the clips into a time capsule which may contain many annual video and print family newsletters. Keep them and save them to your computer and to discs. Learn relevant questions to ask and how to interview people for the significant moments in their life stories. Then write, publish, and bind by hand exquisitely-crafted personal gift booklets, memoirs, family newsletters, or business success stories to commemorate an event. Use these techniques to create corporate case history success stories or periodical family news and oral history updates and highlights of events and life stories. The purpose of an annual multimedia family or corporate success story newsletter, video DVD release, calendar, or gift booklet is to mark a time, rite, or event using text, music, voice, and pictures.

Ethno-Playography

Ethno-Playography

How to Create Salable Ethnographic Plays, Monologues, & Skits from Life Stories, Social Issues, and Current Eventsýfor All Ages with Samples for Performance

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532000154
  • Category: Performing Arts
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Here's how to write salable plays, skits, monologues, or docu-dramas from life experiences, social issues, or current events. Write plays/skits using the technique of ethno-playography which incorporates traditions, folklore, and ethnography into dramatizing real events. The sample play and monologues portray events as social issues. One true life example for a skit is the scene in the sample play written from first-person point-of-view about a 1964 five-minute train interlude when a male passenger commands the protagonist not to cross between cars while the train is in motion. The passenger stands between the cars next to his wife who says timorously, "Let her go, dear," after the wife notices the young protagonist wears a wedding ring. The protagonist tells him she's pregnant, returning from the john, and needs to get back to her family. Instead, he squeezes her head in a vise-like grip, crushing her between his knee and the wall of the train. He kicks at the base of her spine, yelling stereotypical ethnic epithets while passengers ignore events. After the sample play and three monologues for performance, you will have learned how to write ethnographic dialogue and select appropriate scene settings. Also included are e-interviews with popular fiction writers.

Journal of Mennonite Studies

Journal of Mennonite Studies

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  • Category: Mennonites
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How to Write Your Personal & Family History

How to Write Your Personal & Family History

A Resource Manual

  • Author: Keith E. Banks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781556131431
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 230
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This is the book for everyone who wants to start working on their family or personal history but is intimidated by genealogical forms, charts and jargon. As the author explains, "There are no rules that must be observed, nor is there any 'accepted' way of doing [your family history]. One doesn't need years of education to become a family historian." This exciting and inspiring new guide provides "scores of ideas on how to compile, write, record, and pass on the record of your life to future generations." By following the guidance in this volume anyone can begin today to collect and preserve their family history, starting with very simple and modest projects that will culminate in a family treasure. The author discusses "creative ways of keeping a journal..., setting up family archives, writing a chronology, creating pictorial histories, preserving important family documents, conducting and transcribing oral histories, ..." and a multitude of other ideas, including suggestions such as: new traditions to begin with your family, how to help children create their own personal histories, and simple methods of reproduction and binding for those wishing to share their lives in book form with others. The book includes numerous photos, charts, and sample documents which provide illuminating examples of the various projects described in the text. Keith Banks' How to Write Your Personal & Family History is a long-awaited treasure. Finally, the interesting lives of ordinary people might be kept for posterity, by the people themselves. I recommend this book to anyone who's led a life, or plans to. -Tom Bodett (author, commentator, ordinary person)

How to Start Personal Histories & Genealogy Journalism Businesses

How to Start Personal Histories & Genealogy Journalism Businesses

Genealogy Course Template, Syllabus, Writing & Marketing Guide

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595386989
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 244
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Here's how to open your own genealogy, family history journalism, or personal history business. This includes a genealogy course template and instruction on how to start and operate a home-based business working with personal and oral histories, genealogy, family history, and life story writing. You also learn how to interview people, what questions to ask, and how to put together a business and/or a course or book on any aspect of genealogy around the world, journalism, writing, personal history, and life story writing. Start your own course using the genealogy course template to inspire you to develop your own specialties and niche areas. Work with almost any ethnic group, and create businesses ranging from DNA-driven genealogy reporting services to family history, memoirs writing, or personal history videography services. Use social history to find information such as female ancestors' maiden names that had not been recorded using hidden and niche areas of information, including ethnic, religious, and institutional sources such as widows' military pension applications. Develop genealogy and personal history classes anywhere. You'll make history. To start, first you need to create a course syllabus-either to teach beginners genealogy or to train professionals in other fields to use personal history techniques to find hidden information, or organize information for the reports you generate for your clients or family. You'll learn how to write social history by using genealogy journalism resources, find hidden records, and market your own course or write your book or report in many different areas of personal history and genealogy journalism. Make family tree charts. Start your own business, club, franchise, or course.

Ancestry

Ancestry

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  • Category: Genealogy
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WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Deborah Cass
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847974422
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 128
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Ever wished to see your family history in print, or imagined future generations poring over old photographs and anecdotes in a book? Writing Your Family History helps family historians realize the full potential of the names, dates and facts that they have researched to compile a detailed family history that will be preserved for future generations. Topics covered include: Exploring sources for material; Gathering information; Recording family anecdotes; Making use of limited material; Using local and social history; Studying family dynamics; Planning your story; How to begin your story; Presenting and publishing your story.