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Presenter: Heidi Lyss
As genealogists we spend much time collecting family information and organizing it into trees and notes. In this seminar, we will discuss how you can enhance the sharing of your research via writing narrative family stories, or histories. These histories may be about your relatives, and/or about your own experiences, and may be as short as one paragraph, or as long as a book. We will consider how to choose whom to write about, identify your audience, deal with information gaps, include photos and documents, and structure your work. We will also look at several examples of family histories and briefly touch on considerations for sharing your work in print and electronically. A handout on the topic, along with a suggested reading list that includes Jewish family histories set in various locales and time periods, will be provided.