[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Writing a family history vs. genealogy

Helen Gillespie gilleh23 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 11:21:22 PST 2014

I ran across this interesting site.  For anyone contemplating writing a
family history, this might be worth a look.

Brooke Broadbent is a writing coach and life coach (among other things)
and, helps people write their family history..  He's written a booklet
called Fleshing the Bones.  It can be read on line or downloaded (there
might be a fee for this).  But you can browse the key points - it's only 45
pages with  samples - making dry BMD facts mesh with historical fact
(current events) - and maybe injecting some "probable conversations" to
round out family legend and stories (you have a black sheep??) to create
your family history.  Something to think about and certainly better than
dry facts.- which would otherwise bore the socks of your kids and



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