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02 Structure - Plan to Publish

I think of the structure for my book as the skeleton that the flesh of the story is going to be attached to. With my two books that I'm working on, I'm really lucky that the reprint of the family history already has an established structure, we're just updating it. However for some of my clients we are starting from scratch. The best way I've found to get started is to take a descendant report from our family history software and use this as the structure for the family narrative. For those that only have their tree online e.g. at Ancestry, then there is an intermediate step of transferring your tree via a GEDCOM file to family history software and...

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A Family History Christmas

It's only two more sleeps until December, which is when our family starts to celebrate Christmas.  I've tried to establish family traditions for my children that I hope they will carry on. That's why the Christmas tree goes up on the 1st of December and down on the 5th of January (the 12th day of Christmas). Our nativity book has it's pieces removed day by day, remembering to alternate who starts every year so that it's not the same person getting baby Jesus out.New pyjamas are always in the parcels opened Christmas Eve - everyone looks great then on Christmas morning in the photos. Stockings are hung along with the key for Father Christmas to get in the house (we have...

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