Writing a Non-boring Family History

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GHR Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Australia - 129 pages
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Family history sleuthing is the biggest hobby worldwide. Amid a sea of genealogy books, Hazel Edwards has written a practical handbook on how to craft stories about our ancestors in an interesting way that other people will want to read. She addresses the vital issues of: injecting life into a name on a shipping list; presenting the familya s murky secrets; doing justice to intriguing ancestors; getting the amount of dramatisation right; interviewing elderly relatives and people close to the family; how to use anecdotes and record memories. This revised edition acknowledges the new e-formats that todaya s family members use, includes helpful tips on how to write a eulogy, and covers the growing interest in touring military battlefields and researching onsite material.

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Hazel Edwards is a Melbourne-based author who writes books and scripts for children and adults. She has written 200 books, which have been widely translated. She won the 2009 ASA Medal for services to the writing community and is short-listed for the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Children's Literature Award. There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake is her best known title, which has continuously been in print for 30 years and adapted for stage, radio, video, and puppetry.

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