Devon Noel Lee
Writing Family Histories: What Books Should You Create?
When you have a genealogy story to tell, what’s the best format for that tale? Discover which family history book you should create.
In the following video, I walk you through the types of family histories you could create. Watch to see examples as well as explanations.
Types of Family History Books
The general formats for family history books include:
Facts Only Family History Books
Story-Based Family Histories
Family History Books Featured in this Video
3 Slovak Women by Lisa Alzo
Cahill Blood: A Military Family History by Mike Cahill
The Bravest Canadian by Sam McBride
Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Careful Old Letters: A Jewish Family’s Story: Lodz-Warsaw-Paris by Alexandra Weinbaum
Red Geranium: A Kansas Family History In Letters 1880-1960 by James Allen Young
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
Sarah’s Secret: A Western Tale of Betrayal and Forgiveness by Beverly Scott
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More Resources for Creating Your Family Histories
Customized children’s books make family history fun, kid-friendly
How to Critically Read a Family History to Write Better Stories
Watch this video on YouTube.
Pick Your Family History Book Format Then Find a Publisher
Once you determine which format you want to utilize for your family history project, you need to choose a book publisher.