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Genealogists have come up with their own version of NaNoWriMo (National
Novel Writing Month, which is in November):
The Family History Writing
Challenge is a monthlong event in February. To play along, just commit to writing
250, 500 or 1,000 words per day (your pick) about your family history—whether it’s
a person, a branch, a place, an era or some other focus.
put together a family history narrative a couple of years ago, I noticed some
holes in my research, came up with ideas for next steps and saw how much progress
I’d made. Even better, it was an easily digestible way to share me research with my
Need motivation? Here’s how
to get around five common reasons for not writing family history. And here are six
quick ideas for writing family history.
If you want in-depth guidance for writing a family history, look into the FTU course
and workshop Write
Your Family History. By the end of the session, you’ll have an outline for your
family’s story and a start on your narrative.