Hampshire Genealogical Society

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?

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