Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about writing compelling stories from our family history. Author Annette Gendler shares her experience with writing family stories that were meaningful in her own life. She is a teacher at the StoryStudio Chicago where she has helped countless eager writers over the past several years. Tune in for many tips about writing your own short stories from family history.
The Tractor – the story of Annette’s American grandfather and his tractor; example of a short memoir.
The Flying Dutchman is an excerpt from Jumping Over Shadows, relating the story of Annette’s family’s deportation. It is based on one letter by her grandfather.
Why Returning to Your Roots is so Meaningful – Annette’s 2016 trip to the mill her ancestors owned in the Czech Republic
How to Write Compelling Stories from Family History and Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir Annette’s books on Amazon (affiliate link – if you click the link and make a purchase, we receive a small commission)
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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