Many family history historians and genealogists are experienced and enthusiastic researchers but because of their lack of experience as writers, they are often daunted by the idea of writing their complete family history. But writing a family history doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task and shouldn’t take a life time to accomplish. A family history can simply be a collection of short stories which you write one by one and so in this book you will discover how you can use your family history research to start looking for these stories. There will almost certainly be stories behind the people, places and events you have uncovered in your research – stories that will capture the imagination of family and friends and create an enduring legacy for future generations. You can then piece your stories together to create a longer narrative or a full-length book.
“…what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we lived. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.” Ellen Goodman