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This album contains extracts from interviews with a wide range of people talking about family history. Some history is recalled in oral form, some in photographic and some in written form, as biographical or autobiographical evidence. Many aspects of this approach to writing are discussed in illuminating and perceptive depth, giving wide-ranging yet informative coverage of the topic. This material forms part of the course A173 Start writing family history.

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This album contains extracts from interviews with a wide range of people talking about family history. Some history is recalled in oral form, some in photographic and some in written form, as biographical or autobiographical evidence. Many aspects of this approach to writing are discussed in illuminating and perceptive depth, giving wide-ranging yet informative coverage of the topic. This material forms part of the course A173 Start writing family history.

    Writing family history

    Writing family history

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 44 sec
    Transcript -- Writing family history

    Transcript -- Writing family history

    A short introduction to this album.

    Working with childhood

    Working with childhood

    Childhood is a crucial aspect of the biographer’s art, but context, bias and interpretation can often hinder the writer. These interviews discuss ways of avoiding common problems.

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Working with childhood

    Transcript -- Working with childhood

    Childhood is a crucial aspect of the biographer’s art, but context, bias and interpretation can often hinder the writer. These interviews discuss ways of avoiding common problems.

    Approaching the writing process

    Approaching the writing process

    What is the best way to start writing a family history? This discussion highlights working methods and practices, offering advice on drafting, sources and note-taking.

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- Approaching the writing process

    Transcript -- Approaching the writing process

    What is the best way to start writing a family history? This discussion highlights working methods and practices, offering advice on drafting, sources and note-taking.

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