CEGN 0170

Narrative Family History Writing

Students will learn how to write a nonfiction narrative family history, placing facts and information gathered from genealogical documents into a broader social historical context. Students will outline a family history book, identify themes in their family history, and write the first four chapters.

Textbooks:

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversay Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction; 2006; William Zinsser; New York: Harper Collins; ISBN - 978-1-56619-909-4.

You Can Write Your Family History; 2003; Sharon DeBartolo Carmack; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co; ISBN 978-0-8063-1783-0.

Halfway Home: A Granddaughter's Biography; 1996; Mary Logue; St Paul, Minn. Historical Press; ISBN 978-0873513326.

Pre-Requisites: 

CEGN 0111

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