Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Topic: Family Tree and Writing

10-second review: If you want to find an interesting subject to write about, go back through your family tree. Some interesting characters might turn up.

Title: “A Family-History Voyage.” Jack Harpster. The Writer (February 2009). 36-37. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Summary: The author “shook” his family tree and found a great, great grandfather nine generations back who had helped to found the state of New Jersey. Unlike William Penn, he was forgotten and the author delved into research and set the record straight.

Comment: Obviously, the research is technical and will require an adventurous mind to find and use it. But forgotten ancestors can make good stories. RayS.

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