Category Archives: Writing

Put family history writing on your calendar this summer

During the warm summer months, it can be difficult to focus on our family history writing. Doing so often reminds me of the (painful) annual school assignment, What I did on my summer vacation. Lynn Palermo, Canadian genealogist and editor of Storylines, hopes … Continue reading


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Toronto Public Library offers book printing service

Yesterday, I was intrigued by a news release about the Toronto Public Library’s new venture to provide a book printing service, Asquith Press, that will enable “customers to design and print bookstore-quality paperback books.” The library is offering information sessions and classes … Continue reading

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SCGS live streamed presentations still available

For what may be a limited time, the live streamed presentations delivered during this past weekend’s Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree conference are still available to watch. The presentations are available here. I highly recommend Dawn Thurston’s presentation, How to Write a … Continue reading

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To make a long (family) story short

Following the success of her Family History Writing Challenge in February, The Armchair Genealogist blogger Lynn Palermo encourages us to consider writing short stories about our ancestors. In the latest issue of Storylines, Ms. Palermo rightly says that writing a lengthy story … Continue reading

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Becoming unstuck

A couple of years ago, a friend and I started a family history writing group for members in our genealogy society. The first meeting was a big draw. We all wanted to know how to turn our dry family records into … Continue reading

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