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Thanks to all who entered our family
history publishing contest with Abbott Press. We enjoyed hearing your unique family
It was beyond difficult to narrow the field, but we did it. These winners’ entries
left us wanting to read more about their ancestors:
Grand-prize winner Shirley Booth-Byerly of Robertsdale, Ala., wins a complete
publishing package from Abbott Press.
First runner-up Karen Merrill Martin of Manzanita, Ore., will receive the Writing
Your Family Memoir Family Tree University independent study course.
Second runner-up Julie B. Cosgrove of Fort Worth, Texas, has won My
Life & Times: A Guided Journal for Collecting Your Stories by Sunny Jane
Morton (Family Tree Books).
I hope the contest got more people thinking about sharing their family history with
relatives. If you’ve been putting off getting your family’s story down, here
are five common excuses and why they won’t cut it.
If you’re not ready to tackle a family history writing project, try
these six ideas on for size: They’re shorter-but-still-meaningful
ways to share your family stories.
But if you’ve been dreaming of recording your ancestors’ tales, you can get in-depth
help in the Family Tree University course Write
Your Family History: Create a Captivating Record of Your Family’s Story with Sunny
Need inspiration? My favorite family history is called Family by
Ian Frazier (I got to interview him for Family Tree Magazine, and I was a nervous
are some other family histories you’ll enjoy.