Showing posts with label life story. Show all posts
Showing posts with label life story. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Writing your Life Story

Genealogist Grahame Thom will present ideas and tips for writing your life story as part of the monthly “Family History Fest” at Diamond Valley Library on Wednesday 29 June at 1.30 – 3.00 pm. Please bring along notebook and pen for this hands on workshop and book via our online calandar

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Writing a Life Story


Diamond Valley Library's monthly Family History fest program continued this month with tips to write a life story. With the original advertised speaker ill,Local and family history Librarian Liz Pidgeon stepped in and offered some pointers. Some points in her presentation included:

Decide on the final form of your project

Options include

Book
Article
Chart
Digital story
DVD/CD
Independent website or submit to a website like Mapping Our Anzacs or Wikinorthia
Online publishing
Blogs
Talk – Powerpoint
Photo album
e-book
Audio story
Emails
Timeline
Poem
Song
Living Tribute Eulogy

Pick an individual you know and has an interesting story to tell.

Ideas to include in a life story

Meaning and history of the surname
Family Crest
Meaning and history of the Christian name
Was the person named for another family member? Who?
Background – parents
Immigration story – country of origin - Ship
When born
Order of birth
Siblings
Place – Geographic area
House
School
Occupation
Club memberships
Celebrate friends
Sports
Military service
Religion
Property holdings
Family stories
Descendants
Travels
More recent commemorations
Family Heirlooms you/family member may still have from this person eg. Family bible, medals, furniture, letters
Photographs
Add Historic context

There are many more ideas to include and this will be inspired by your research.

The next session for Family History Fest at Diamond Valley Library is
How to use Genealogy blogs - Wednesday July 28