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Writing Your Family History

Postby chids » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:00 am

I have continued with the mammoth task of writing up the life stories of my 2 x Great Grandparents, its taking a long time to piece together the info, as we all know the further back we go the harder it is to find the records.

I hope you enjoy them.

The first one you can learn a bit about the Cement Industry and even see the Church that I was Baptised in!

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/04 ... eph-keyes/

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/03 ... th-stampa/

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/03 ... beth-lake/
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Re: Writing Your Family History

Postby JaneyH » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Paul! I know you’ve done a lot of writing recently so I must catch up and read your latest stories.


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Re: Writing Your Family History

Postby meekhcs » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:01 am

Hi Paul

I have started sorting out the mess and have adopted your filing system re a file for each grandparent line. So much easier. I have taken it a step further by adding in the names of each new Female generation to the spine so that I can see at a glance where relevant papers should() be! I have also added a file for our direct lines only.
I have taken another couple of Files and sorted newspaper articles into OH’s Family and mine.
So far so good now comes the mammoth task of making sure my Ancestry Tree matches my paper tree. I have found your record charts extremely useful and have adapted them to suit me. Thank you.
I know it would be more efficient to have everything online but I just can’t let go of the paper.
It’s a bit like reading. I must have the book in my hand!!


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Re: Writing Your Family History

Postby chids » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:19 pm

It all takes times, my system evolved over a lot of years and I changed things and adapted them to suit, normally after I either duplicated something or couldn't find something!

There's no right or wrong way of doing it, as long as it works for you, thats all that counts. Just do it in small bit size pieces.

I am like you and cant let go of the paper, I have a paper copy and digital copy of everything. As well as a back up, I have a number of elderly relatives who are not computer literate and therefore really appreciate paper copies of everything.
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Re: Writing Your Family History

Postby chids » Wed May 06, 2020 10:53 am

This story was a particularly sad story to research and write up.

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020/05 ... hia-lukes/
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