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Creating a clear and meaningful family history

Creating a clear and meaningful family history

This step is an interview with Nancy and Biff Barnes, from Stories To Tell, a publishing company that specialises in family histories. They help authors with writing, editing, book design and the technical support needed to publish family history books.

Nancy Barnes, who founded the publishing company, was a writing teacher and is the author of Stories to tell: an easy guide to self-publishing family history books and memoirs.

Biff Barnes, the managing editor at Stories To Tell, was a Fellow in American History at Stanford University and offers his academic skills to authors who are documenting history.

In this interview, Nancy and Biff explain the various steps needed when writing a family history, the technology required, look at why considering your audience is important, how to get organised and how you should manage illustrations.

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