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Lynn Palermo
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How many of these excuses are you using? 
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Yep. #1. Sigh.
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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

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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

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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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Lynn Palermo
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The Writing Process  - 
 
Learn to turn your research into a mystery story in this month's issue of Storylines.

http://archive.aweber.com/storylines/A3GBG/h/Writing_a_Family_History_Mystery.htm
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Bill Barrett

Family History Blogging  - 
 
Finding the evidence in newspaper articles helps link a pseudonym to my great-grandfather. Always looking for constructive feedback to make the writing or research better.
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First attempt in compiling the film history of Thomas Aldrich Barrett
Finding Thomas A. Barrett's Film Legacy Thomas Aldrich Barrett was born in Bolivar, New York in 18831 to Thomas Francis Barrett, an Irish immigrant fortunate to have been educated in Ireland and successful after arriving ...
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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

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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

Memoir Writing  - 
 
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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I like the workshop idea too.
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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

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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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Shelley Farr

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This is a story I wrote for my grandsons. 
The following is a story I wrote for my grandsons. I could hear voices on the other side of my tunnel. I reached through to widen the hole that I’d made in the soft clay, and suddenly a hand …
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Wendy Hullinger

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What a great idea for family gifts! 
View and share your family tree in a fun way with a printable family keepsake you’ll cherish.
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M S Ingram

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My Grandmother recently left a box full of letters for me to go through, it turns out that they are letters that she wrote to my Grandfather during WWII, as well as every letter he ever wrote to her between 1943 and 1946, there are about 250.

Any ideas or inspiration from the community on how I would go about sharing them with the whole family? How would you write their story with that many letters as reference?
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Thank you all. I have started the long journey. I organized all of the letters chronologically and bundled them by month and year. I started with January of 1944 and have begun scanning!

After working through a few letters I stopped to check the quality, didn't want them to look horrible, that would not do. I have also transcribed a couple of letters now as well. I am looking forward to sharing them with the whole family!

+Margaret C. Harmon Yes, I do have a few pictures that I can include, thank you for the suggestion.
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