GEN 1111

Genealogy and Family History Writing

This course introduces students to various forms of genealogical and family history writing, such as a compiled genealogy, four-generation report, research report, record resource guide, and family history narrative. It also introduces students to analytical reading, the writing process, analysis and evaluation of genealogical research.

Textbooks:  

Guide to Genealogical Writing: How to Write and Publish Your Family History; 3rd Edition, 2014; by Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff; New England Historic Genealogical Society; ISBN 978-0-88082-312-8. Order at www.scatteredleavespress.com.

Carmack's Guide to Copyright & Contracts: A Primer for Genealogists, Writers and Researchers; 2005; by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. ISBN - 978-0-80630-1758-8.

Tell It Short: A Guide to Writing Your Family History in Brief; 2015; by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack; Scattered Leaves Press; ISBN-978-0-9972076-0-6. This books is available only from www.ScatteredLeavesPress.com. You may purchase it using PayPal.

 

Prerequisite:  GEN 1000/CEGN 0001 Intro to High Tech Genealogy AND GEN 1090/CEGN 0090 Writing Life Stories. Students should have done a significant amount of genealogical research on the family/families they wish to use for their writing assignments in order to be successful in this class.

 

 

Section List

GEN 1111-501

CRN: 23081
Instructor: Carmack, Sharon
Course Type: Online
Term: Full Term
Semester: Spring
Dates: Jan 08, 2018 to May 03, 2018
Days: -
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: See Current Tuition Rates

GEN 1111-502

CRN: 24843
Instructor: Carmack, Sharon
Course Type: Online
Term: Full Term
Semester: Spring
Dates: Jan 08, 2018 to May 03, 2018
Days: -
Credits/Contact Hours: 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: See Current Tuition Rates