Writing family history

Is there a story in your family you’ve always wanted to record, for posterity? A family member who is getting older, who you’ve always wanted to interview? Or are there cherished stories from your own experiences growing up that you’d like to share with the generations that follow? Sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming to know where to begin, but I encourage you to give it a try, both for your sake, and for those who come after you.

Plenty of resources for writing family history can be found on the web. Below are just a few:

Cyndi’s List 127 links to writing your family’s history – http://www.cyndislist.com/writing/

10 Steps To Writing Your Family History – http://genealogy.about.com/od/writing_family_history/a/write.htm

Ancestors: Writing Your History – http://www.byub.org/ancestors/records/familyhistory/intro2.html

Family History Lesson (from LDS genealogy site): Conduct Family History Interviews – http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp%3FwhichResourcePage=fhlessonseries

Family History Lesson (from LDS genealogy site): Write a Personal History – http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/site_resources.asp%3FwhichResourcePage=fhlessonseries

Have fun!

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