Are you telling half the story?
Charts displaying names, dates and places will not absorb or intrigue your family or your descendants but a written account of your family, with social history, stories and archival images mixed in probably will!
Writing a book may seem daunting for some but, by splitting it up into smaller chunks, the task can become far easier to manage and far more enjoyable.
Here are some suggestions:
- Create short booklets or pamphlets focussing on just one family group at a time
- Write a regular ‘blog’ online – add short stories or anecdotes when you feel like it
- Build your own website and add stories to it as when they are ready
- Tell your family history via a series of photo albums
- Make scrapbooks to tell different parts of your family history
A good tip: Remember your audience. Write stories that family members will want to read.
Why not give it a try?