I have compiled and published one family history, as well as the transcript of an ancestor's diary and a collection of papers regarding one of my paternal 2nd gr-grandfathers. I am currently continuing the in-depth research to compile a history on my maternal line. I belong to a Publishing "Special Interest Group" within the local genealogical society. But I'm always looking to share with others. It can be a daunting task for most people because of the rules of style and method of citing sources, but I find it a very rewarding pursuit.
In the past I have used 2 books on the subject as my primary references... Producing a Quality Family History by Patricia Law Hatcher. and You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.
For the one I've compiled and published I pulled all the data from my research in "manually" and created my own style and format. I know some people base theirs on a Descendants or Ancestors Report and use the numbering system from it, whether strict register or a variation. The new Story View here provides for a narrative but for only one person at a time, but the reports in MyCanvas and FTM, as well as other software give a pseudo-narrative for an entire line, giving added impetus to compiling a narrative history.
I'd like to see others who are in the process of writing and or publishing their own family history share their experiences, tips, advice and questions.
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