Monday, 12 December 2016

Help in writing family history

Judging the line-up of most popular "genealogy" books for sale on amazon.ca a lot of people are interested in writing up their family history and memories. Many are based on asking questions for you to respond to in your own words, the literary equivalent of the colouring book. None are newly published; memories are timeless. All are rated as better than four stars out of five.

Memories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake To Remember (Grandparent's Memory Book) Hardcover-spiral – Mar 15 2010
by Suzanne Zenkel (Author)
Don't you wish your grandmother had written down her life story? This journal enables you to write down yours!
• Guided questions and prompts will help you tell your grandchildren (and great-grandchildren to come) all about your childhood and teen years; your education, love, and marriage; work, community, religion, military service; parenthood and family life; and, of course, grandparenthood!
Hardcover-spiral
CDN$ 17.95

There's More You Should Know: A Journal of My Life Hardcover – Mar 4 2014
by Jennifer Basye Sander (Author)
Whether their children have asked them to recapture treasured moments, stories, and traditions, or simply to record valuable family information, many seniors are now sitting down to write about their lives. But how does one get started on such a daunting project?


That’s where writing coach Jennifer Basye Sander steps in. In Before I Go, There’s More You Should Know, she has developed one hundred questions to prompt fledgling memoirists and family historians on their way.
Hardcover
CDN$ 17.95

The Story of a Lifetime: A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs Hardcover – Sep 1 2000
by Pamela Pavuk  (Author), Stephen Pavuk (Author)
Uniquely personal gift book that expresses to the recipient the elegant sentiment: "Your life is important to me. I value where you've been, what you've done and who you are. Please tell me more." Enables the recipient to write his or her life story and perspective with ease by answering almost 500 thought-provoking questions right in the book. Passes along a legacy of wisdom and knowledge gained from experience. Preserves special memories and instills appreciation for family history. Enhances personal growth and strengthens bonds with loved ones. Deepens understanding and communication in the present. Creates a priceless heirloom for future generations.
Hardcover
CDN$ 58.13

Grandmother Remembers 30th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Mar 19 2013
by Judith Levy  (Author)
Grandmother Remembers is the original, bestselling keepsake book for grandmothers to record important memories, family traditions, favorite recipes, and special stories to pass along to their grandchildren. With more than 1.6 million copies sold, the book continues to appeal to new generations of grandmothers. This special 30th anniversary edition includes specially designed wrapping paper and a notecard with envelope for convenient gift giving.

Hardcover
CDN$ 20.21

Family Tree Memory Keeper: Your Workbook for Family History, Stories and Genealogy Paperback – Oct 9 2013
by Allison Dolan  (Author), Diane Haddad (Author)
From the editors of Family Tree Magazine, this workbook makes it easy to record and organize your family history.
Family Tree Memory Keeper helps you keep track of basic genealogy information and special family memories, including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, important dates, and much more. This book features:
Dozens of fill-in pages to record all your essential family information.
Convenient paperback format for writing and photocopying pages.
Space for mounting photographs.
Maps to mark your family's migration routes.
Tips for researching your family history.
A comprehensive list of additional resources.

Use Family Tree Memory Keeper to log your genealogy research. Bring it to family get-togethers to gather and share information. Create an invaluable record of your ancestry for future generations.
Paperback
CDN$ 20.21

The Book of Myself: A Do-it-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions Hardcover – Jan 9 2007
by David Marshall  (Author), Carl Marshall (Author)
A keepsake fill-in book contains more than two hundred prompts divided into three life phases--Early, Middle, and Later Years--and separates each phase into five subject categories--Family, Friends, Education, Work/Responsibilities, and The World.
Hardcover
CDN$ 18.06


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