Preface 1. Writing is a learned skill 2. Becoming a writer 3. Research and writing go together 4. Who are you writing for? 5. From Belfast to Bellbrook: Origins, arrivals and writing about them 6. A writing roadmap 7. Characters what would you do without them? 8. Nostalgia, sentiment and blazing sunsets 9. Historical context is what? 10. Share the writing journey 11. Choosing your format 12. Asking questions and finding ideas 13. Publishing your family history Notes Bibliography and resources Appendix: Genealogical software programs Index
Noeline Kyle has published widely in the fields of women's history, education and family history. She presents seminars on local and family history research and writing to community groups, family historians, local historians, and writing groups. She is currently teaching family history writing courses within the continuing education program at the University of Sydney, the NSW Writers' Centre and to local and family history societies Australia wide.