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Lynn Palermo
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How many of these excuses are you using? 
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Amen
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Lynn Palermo
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My Interview at the Genealogy Professional Podcast
Early this summer, I was honoured to be interviewed by Marian Pierre-Louis of The Genealogy Professional Podcast. If you're not familiar with The Genealogy Professional Podcast , then I encourage you to check it out. If you're considering a career in the ge...
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Y'all, this service was incredible for helping me finish my #memoir  project. There is a free version that is robust and the premium version made sense because I homeschool my kids and they'll make more use of it along with me. We're learning more grammar skills with the upgrade. So... if you're struggling with spellling, grammar, and word usage... give Grammarly a try.
Bill WinterbergJournalist, AtlantaThe service goes beyond the basic spell check and grammar check built into the word processor, as Grammarly can identify correctly spelled words that are used in the wrong context.55
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Nice! I'm giving the free version a try. Thanks for the review!
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Lynn Palermo
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The Writing Process  - 
 
 
Father's Day Gift Idea
Today, in our newsletter, Storylines, out of the Family History Writing Studio, I'm offering up readers a special Father's Day gift idea. I thought I would share it with my TAG Tribe in case they would like to take advantage of this idea.  This Father’s Day...
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Devon Noel Lee

Memoir Writing  - 
 
I could use some help finalizing the title and subtitle for my book. Would anyone be willing to help?
The title for my #memori will be "From Metal to Rhinestones" but I need help with a subtitle. Which do you like better? Or which would you recommend?… - Devon Noel Lee - Google+
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+Lynn Palermo if this is a post is unacceptable, please delete.
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Devon Noel Lee

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What's the best way to find folks willing to review a portion of your Memoir when your family and friends aren't interested?
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Thanks for all the input, I finally had enough beta readers and received amazing feedback!
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Lynn Palermo
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Are you ready to write about a family secret but not everyone is in agreement? 
We all have them – secrets. Every family history has their share of secrets and as family historians, we generally will stumble across a few in our research. Uncovering a family secret certainly is…
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Diane Tolley

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Devon Noel Lee

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When ‪#‎writing‬ a ‪#‎familyhistory‬, should you include every detail about an ancestor you encounter? ‪#‎genealogy‬
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Shelley Farr

Family History Blogging  - 
 
This post, and the one before it, is about the strange way that the miners in Burra, South Australia, lived in the mid 19th century. 
Men ran through the dark night along the banks of the Burra Creek in early June 1851 and shouted their frantic warning, “The bridge is gone; turn out, turn out.”[1] The bridge over the …
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Lynn Palermo
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Want to learn the skill that can turn your family members into interested readers?
Does your family object to reading their family history? Do you get the big eye roll when you offer them a story you wrote or an opportunity to preview a book your writing? Our families are complet…
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Seems fine now
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Devon Noel Lee

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No one told me that the writing process with the goal of printing the final product was a lot like being pregnant. I'm in the final stages of a personal memoir (formatting and submit to printer). This feels like I'm anticipating the due date of a sixth child! Wow! +Lynn Palermo, can you relate?
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Glad you agree with my sentiments +History-to-Share.com 
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Denise Doyon

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So here's my dilemma/question. Right in the middle of launching my genealogy blog on my father's family, two enormous tomes of research fell in my lap. One, I have been trying to get my hands on for two years (published in 1992), and the other I didn't even know existed until two weeks ago (published in 1978). They are both over 250 pages and are chock full of great information, new insights, great bibliographies and a ton of citations (many of them quite obscure). I will track down and check every one of them I can - but what about those I can't track down because they are not in digital form and/or live in some out-of-the-way archive 900 miles away? Can I still cite the paper I am using (warts and all)? Or do I cite the particular sources the author's used in writing these papers even if I can't check them personally? Both publications are written in French (fluent, but not my native language) which only makes it more challenging. The process could set my blog back for a year! Any wisdom/suggestions?
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It depends to your goals or those who evaluate your works. My private thought is that it's sadism to require that you manage to write all sources or cites correctly.
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Shelley Farr

Family History Blogging  - 
A shot split the night, and William Purcell buckled at the knees and fell forward to the ground. He groaned momentarily, the charge from the gun shattering his heart. William Patrick Purcell, an Ir…
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Yes - but easily broken up into two or three sentences instead of one. I know there is supposed to be some "rule" about limiting paragraphs to 5 sentences or less - but "less" isn't always better ....
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Shelley Farr

Family History Blogging  - 
 
A post about volunteer riflemen. 
It has been interesting to discover that some of the Burden ancestors of Chris were involved in volunteer military groups. The first part of this blog post is an imagined scene – but based on…
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Diane Tolley

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Shelley Farr

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A story of discovery.
It’s time for one of Shelley’s mysteries, and by discussing it here I hope that I can produce an interesting read and possibly make contact with living descendants of those mentioned in…
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Shelley Farr

Family History Blogging  - 
 
District Inspector Pepper knew that something was brewing amongst the rural class in the Balla area of County Mayo, he just couldn’t quite put his finger on it. He crouched behind the stone w…
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