Sturdevant, author of Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History (2000), provides tips and guidelines tailored to amateur genealogists interested in organizing and perhaps even publishing precious family documents. After locating and identifying existing family documents, it is imperative to take necessary steps to preserve them. New documents may be created by writing memoirs, keeping a journal, or conducting oral interviews. Detailed instructions on classifying, categorizing, transcribing, editing, annotating, and illustrating a variety of sources and documents are also included. Family historians will welcome this treasure trove of practical information. Margaret Flanagan
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About the Author
Katherine Scott Sturdevant is an historian, historical editor, and college history professor. She is the author of Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History. Katherine lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.