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Motivation

Writing Family Stories Changes Us

by Memoir Mentor on July 30, 2010

You may find the following inspiring video the kick in the pants you need to get you back to writing your memoir or family history this summer. There are so many ways to capture family stories. The subject of this video, a young woman named Lesley Graham, is an artist who wove her own artwork […]

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No Ordinary Family History

by Memoir Mentor on July 9, 2010

I’m always looking for examples of creative ways people write family histories that breathe life into ancestors long gone. I have posted a list of books I particularly admire in the Toolbox section of my website, www.MemoirMentor.com. I recently finished another family history I’d like to recommend to you, one that will surely go on the top of my list. […]

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Remember the Ladies

by Memoir Mentor on June 6, 2010

More than two centuries ago Abigail Adams penned a letter to her husband, John, the future president, when he was then serving as a representative to the Continental Congress. She admonished him that while he and his colleagues were crafting new laws, “I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable […]

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