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Writiing FAMILY HISTORY

Over the years, I’ve had a number of students who immigrated to the United States after World War II. Most all of them have incredible, sobering stories to tell about struggling to survive during the war, stories often more personal and poignant than we read in history books. Many of these students have never written […]

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I’ve spent much of the last few days working on PowerPoint presentations I will be delivering at the Jamboree Writers Conference, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The largest annual genealogy conference in Southern California, Jamboree will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel the weekend of June 8. If you’re into genealogy, it’s […]

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Fictionalizing Family History: Jeannette Walls Show Us How

by Memoir Mentor on November 27, 2011

Those of us who feel the call to record the lives of others have to decide the best way to tell our story: first person or third?; present tense or past?; chronologically, episodically, or something else? The options can seem endless and confusing when we consider them, yet our choices are often constrained–or dictated–by the […]

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