Developing and Writing Your Family History (803)
Writing a family history is the logical step after genealogical research, and the best family histories are written to appeal to a broad spectrum of relatives and readers, not just those who are genealogical enthusiasts. Well-written family histories make ideal presents and can be the focal point of family re-unions. This course focuses firstly on ways to bring your family history to life and develop historical themes to make your work interesting and relevant. Themes within the lessons include occupations, women and children, taking photographs of significant places and setting up a family website. The course shows how the Internet and other resources can be used to broaden the appeal of family histories drawing on the social and economic conditions of the times when your ancestors lived. The third lesson focuses on the writing process, providing examples as the basis for discussion.
Instructor: Brian Drescher
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.
STUDENTS SAID: "The course gave good ideas on what to include and tips on how to lay it out."
Relevant Countries: General