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Writing Family History: Top Posts of 2015

It's that time of year when it's time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past and begin making a plan for the coming year. This past year, I dedicated a great deal of my time to developing tools to help family historians write their stories at The Family History Writing Studio. Here are some of the things we’ve accomplished in 2015 followed by our top posts of the year. We look forward to more great tools coming in 2016 as well as some new initiatives at The Armchair Genealogist.

Highlights from 2015

  • We launched the Family History Writing Studio
  • I gave the keynote address at Kitchener Genealogy Fair about the power of storytelling in family history
  • We now have three workbooks to help family historians write their stories. Workbook Number 3, Finding the Story, is our most recent release.
  • Taught our first online course in the fall of 2015. Three classes are scheduled for 2016.
  • First on-demand webinar is complete and available. It contains over 2 hours of information on Getting Ready to Write. The second on-demand webinar will be available in early January, One Month to a First Draft. It is available for pre-order now.
  • In 2015, we celebrated five years of The Family History Writing Challenge with over 1000 attendees.  We will be back again for 2016.
  • We opened our doors to personal coaching and critiques to help family historians improve their writing in a one-on-one environment.

Top Writing Family History Blog Posts       
Social History Resources
20 Reasons You Should be Writing Your Family History
What Kind of Family History Should I Write
Enriching Your Story with History
6 Tips: Transport Readers to Your Ancestor’s World
4 Steps to Structuring Story Scenes
Who Do You Think You Are? – What it Teaches Us About Story

At the Armchair Genealogist, some of our top blog posts for 2015 include:

5 Reasons You Should be Writing Your Family History
If I had to start again, this is what I would do
How to Make a Your Genealogy Travel a Reality
Choosing a Genealogy Travel Guide

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.