Writing local and family history

Tips and advice for writing local and family history. This covers what to do before you write, as well as content, context and writing style.

This guide takes you through the process of writing for either local or family history. It points you to sources that will help with content, context and writing style. It also advises that, finally, when you have finished writing, and before publication, you should not only read through your work again, but also let others read it. It can be disheartening to spend years researching and writing a book and then discover a vital piece of information a week after the book has been printed, or to receive a poor review after publication!

Guide: writing history

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