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Lynn Palermo
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Family history writers, if you're thinking of writing a family history blog or struggling with the direction of your own blog than I encourage you to take a look at Michael's blog for inspiration. 
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Chas Hathaway

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I'll be speaking in church in a couple weeks on the subject of self-publishing your family history. I've got some good material, but I'd love any additional insights from this community.
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Victoria Washuk

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Personal and emotional By  The Kindle Book Review (Indianapolis, IN)  These diaries are so personal. It is of course a work of nonfiction and is such an insight into the world of Ruby Alice Side Thompson. Ruby had seven sons and lived in Romford, London during World War II. Volume 1 covers a period from 1939-1940 and forms part of a set of 43 diaries inherited by the great granddaughter of Ruby. The characters locations and memories are brought to life through Ruby's journals and depending on your age can go back to those years with Ruby or learn so much more about those years through Ruby's memories. There is a nice introduction with a who's who at the beginning, giving an insight into the family tree and setting the family ties for us. It is also a useful reference tool for the reading of the diaries. I look forward to another volume of the diaries, as I am sure they will be as interesting, the writing is so descriptive and compelling, and I would love to read more from Ruby. Well worth reading. The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon. Barbara Goldie, from The Kindle Book Review https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92225
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Victoria Washuk

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aah, now I understand
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Amy Johnson Crow

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The week 6 recap of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is available. As always, there are some great posts to read this week!
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amyanne rigby

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I am so completely fascinated by family stories.  I love to find them and the make it just a little more fun to read.  Stop by my blog at barnwoodandtulips.blogpot.com
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Kessa Eldridge

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Been enjoying this writing! Family history stories can be quite intriguing.
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Jodi Bash

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The value of looking at the details of each person in your family tree. Painstaking but rewarding! http://www.familyatyourfingertips.com/1/post/2014/01/taking-family-history-one-ancestor-at-a-time.html
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Amy Johnson Crow

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Lots of people have writing resolutions. To help out (even though I'm not a fan of resolutions, per se), I've started the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge. Blog once a week about an ancestor of your choice. What you want to write about that person is up to you!
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Bryan Parsons

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Back on the computer and although I have missed some of these posts, this one reflects on losing and finding things and an interesting way of thinking about objects.
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Nice description of Grandma and depiction of how we backtrack and analyze, putting our skills of observation to good use!
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Where family historians gather to exchange ideas, news, struggles and successes in their journey to writing and publishing their family history.
 
Questions for the group . . . Are any of you using Scrivener as a writing platform? There's a very large - and informative - Scrivener community here at Google+ but I wonder if it would be worthwhile to create a community just for Scrivener/family history topics or include them here. Any thoughts?
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For  not familiar with Scrivener or my efforts to demonstrate it to the family history community you'll find more about it here, http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/p/im-always-on-lookout-for-new-writing.html  as well my videos to help you explore Scrivener from a family history writer perspective can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/user/lynnpalermo
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A lot of the places that were part of my childhood no longer exist. I have photographs of some of them but too many are only memories. 

Are you journaling about the places that are an important part of your world? Consider including photos of them in your journal - just in case.
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Victoria House

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I need support and help to SAVE THE MARY ANN COTTON LETTERS FROM JAIL 1873 FACEBOOK PAGE. DEADLINE IS 2.5 DAYS TIME. PLEASE come and support. 
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I have a donations page set up now and need donations from anyone to my Gofundme page. Please see the Mary Ann Cotton letters from Jail 1873 Facebook page.  Thank you.
Urgent appeal for funds to buy the letters and save then for the Nation. Her actions changed the way we record our ancestors in the general registration registers. Law was changed on 1st April 1874 after her trial and hanging. 
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Debbie Mascot

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If I write an article and send to my genealogy society's newsletter at their request, who owns it? Can they give rights to have it published elsewhere? Can they not allow me to publish elsewhere? It isn't an issue now, but I'm reading about freelance contracts and realized that when I send articles, I may not have my copyright protected. Advice?
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Debbie, contact your society for their policy, you certainly are within your rights to propose your own perimeters in agreeing to write for them. Of course always wise to have a written agreement. 
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Lynn Palermo
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Hey Family History Writers, it time for the Family History Writing Challenge, starting February 1st. Stop by our new website, check it out we got some great stuff going on!. 
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Kessa Eldridge

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So, I'm a little ahead on the #52ancestors  challenge...but I'm on a roll here. 
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Amy Johnson Crow

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Week 1 recap listing the posts from 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. 123 posts in all!
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Thanks, +Randy Seaver. I hope I can keep up with it!
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Lucretia Donahue-Reed

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My #earlychildhood  getting used to the move to the country and my parents' new start
I was at the neighbors’ house playing. There was a five-acre field between our homes. The neighbors had six daughters. Well, at that point in time, they had five daughters. I was used to a quiet house with a slower pace. When...
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Graham Seaman

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The Sound Archive - 'Lily of Laguna' family Christmas party, Liverpool 1981. 
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This would be the time to do it Anne. Depending on where they've been kept, the tapes may already be deteriorating and will eventually become unplayable. I hope they're okay for you when you find them...! :-)
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