Stories from your Ancestral Records?
How do you get started with your ancestral stories? Do you pick a theme; or a time period; or an incident; or the latest discoveries from your family tree?
Google tells me this!
- Choose a Format.
- Define the Scope.
- Set Realistic Deadlines.
- Choose a Plot and Themes.
- Do Your Background Research.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Use Records and Documents.
- Include an Index and Source Citations.
These 7 tips really resonated with me. My plan was to demystify some secrets about an ancestor of mine and his genealogy pursuits in London in the 1920s. The timeline (scope) was to bounce from that era to the 1990s and present day, comparing the methods and information discovered by three genealogists in my family.
The Devon Kin Keeper is a cautionary tale, unravelling a mystery within an enigma. I have finished my latest story about a flawed genealogist’s attempts to prove a family inheritance with spurious research methods.
The Devon Kin Keeper will be out in time for Christmas as an ebook to add to my books on Amazon. This will be available in Kindle or Kindle Unlimited and would be an ideal gift for a budding genealogist in your family. You will find it here on my Amazon Author page soon.
I started the research for this book years ago and in October this year, I wove my plotlines and themes together to create a genealogy mystery for my readers. My story format was inspired by several of my favourite authors in the genealogical mystery genre; Steve Robinson, John Nixon, and M. J. Lee.
Many of my research results for this ancestor, have been written as blog posts over the many years I have been an Essential Genealogist. This year I wanted to turn those into a book. You may be thinking the same thing. Perhaps you have blog posts about your ancestors and are considering writing them up as an ebook. I can help you with that.
So what has all that got to do with my Black Friday Special Offer? Let me explain. Due to the popularity of blogging about our ancestors, especially during the festive/holiday season (when we have more time), I wanted to offer my help, my time, and my online lessons for those who want to get started on their ancestral storytelling and blog posting, in January/February. I have a new course for helping you do all of that, at my Preserving Family History Academy.
My next course in Ancestral Blogging will be a guided journey into writing your ancestral stories as Blog Posts. It includes four Facilitated Zoom sessions – one per week in January.
This course price has been reduced by one-third as a special offer for Black Friday, 26 November 2021. The offer is open now and will be available until the end of November, just to ensure you have time to consider enrolling.
The course is scheduled to begin on 1 January 2022 and end on 28 February 2022. Zoom Collaborative group sessions are included in each week of January, and you have the option to select Zoom Individual coaching sessions in February.