Light colored eyes, weak from age and illness, stared out from between a headful of thick, wavy hair and a chinful of white whiskers. The photograph was among a list of search returns for John P. Minor on a major genealogical website. The problem? This is NOT John P. Minor. The PROBLEM? Two different ancestry.com users […]Read More Swiped, Stolen, Borrowed…What To Do When Your Work Is “Shared”: Tuesday’s Tip
I have sworn to produce more and consume less in 2013; write more, research less; read more books and fewer status updates. I have stumbled a bit in the last week, as I prepared for the Family History Writing Challenge. Determined to set a rich social context for my protaganist, Ira Sayles, I returned to […]Read More Surname Saturday: Old Family Histories – Gospel or Clue?
TWENTY-TWO HOURS UNTIL YOU CONFRONT THE BLANK PAGE! My countdown calendar fairly shouts at me. My brain feels like a tangled, sticky mess of dates, lists, register reports, and story ideas. I have dutifully completed the interactive tutorial with Scrivener, a wonderful writers-specific word processor, and entered an outline for my project, Reconstructing Ira Sayles. The thought […]Read More Ready! Set! NO!!!!: Family History Writing Challenge