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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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Lynn Palermo
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Discussion  - 
 
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

The Writing Process  - 
 
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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Shelley Farr

Family History Blogging  - 
 
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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Devon Noel Lee

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Sometimes the stories we uncover are absolutely heartbreaking. They also develop great empathetic connections across generations and time. What story do you need to share? #fhwc   #familyhistory  
In previous posts, we followed the origins of Joseph Geißler from his origins in Baden to his arrival in Franklin County, Ohio. His marriage to Caroline Mack to the birth of a son and becoming a naturalized citizen. I ended t...
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Devon Noel Lee

Inspiration and Motivation  - 
 
Need a little motivation for the month of Family History Writing? I have tree great reasons!   #familyhistory   #fhwc  
In January, I detailed the research discoveries of my maternal great grandmother who had remained a mystery for many decades because she died after giving birth to my grandmother. This child was placed for adoption and eventu...
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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.

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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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.
Bill Barrett originally shared:
 
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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Devon Noel Lee

Discussion  - 
 
Here's part three of the story I'm writing this month!  I'd love to know what y'all think. #fhwc  
Joseph Geißler was born in Baden about 1836 in immigrated to Franklin County, Ohio no later than 1856. 1856 marks the year that he went from being a single man with no other family in the county to a married man with in-laws ...
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Lynn Palermo
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The Writing Process  - 
 
Not sure how to begin writing your family history stories? We've rounded up our top posts to help you get started.
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