Using Historical Fiction and Social History to Support Your Narrative

Beth A. Stahr, CG
Jan 19, 2022
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Narrative and Examples
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Richards family
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About this webinar

You’ve researched facts; you’re ready to write. How do you imagine ancestors’ lives? Family histories are dull and boring if they reflect only the factual information found in historical documents. Historical fiction and social history can provide context and enhance your writing.

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About the speaker

Beth A. Stahr, CG is a recently retired academic librarian and college instructor with over forty years of genealogical research experience. She is a past trustee, treasurer and president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She was bor
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  1. KG
    Kathie Grover-Miller
    8 months ago

    Caught this on the replay. Very interesting, thank you!

  2. KV
    Karen Ver Wayne
    8 months ago

    Lots to think about!

  3. DW
    Desiree Williams
    8 months ago

    Exceptional presentation! The information and resources were excellent, but the writing samples were outstanding! Recommend this webinar to anyone doing family history research.

  4. GD
    Georgia Daleure
    8 months ago

    Thanks for this presentation. I found it useful and intent to explore using some of the techniques in my own writing.

  5. MB
    Mary Beth Craven
    8 months ago

    I found the information about how to use social history very interesting as I’ve just been doing that to show some family history to cousins.

  6. LL
    Linda Loewer
    8 months ago

    Very descriptive and succinct information, easy steps to follow. Practical advice!

  7. CV
    Cindy Von Elling
    8 months ago

    I enjoyed this webinar on historical fiction and social history. Figuring out how to weave the possible into the facts to add flavor and context is definitely a weak area for me. Listening to another genealogists process is very helpful in trying to figure out what my successful process will look like.

  8. CR
    Cora Robinson
    8 months ago

    I learned so much information today that I will use in the future. I am not a professional genealogist but you made this webinar comfortable for those of us who are not. So many books I want to read that you presented. Thank you for an excellent delivery and presentation. Well worth the time.


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