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Writing For Future Generations

Dear AfriGeneas Writers:

The compelling subtitle of is "Writing For Future Generations." Our mission as family history writers is to present the life and times of our ancestors. All of us are determined that our present and future audiences will appreciate our ancestors in the era in which they lived.

Writing the history of Africans in the Americas is still thought to be a challenge. Our AfriGeneas family has overcome some of its challenges. Through our research we have uncovered documented information from many archival sources.

Genwriters is a website that offers a plethora of information, advice and resources on how to shape and write a history of three-dimensional people that we embrace as our ancestors.

In one of its opening paragraphs Genwriters states:

“Why Social History? 
 Social history is the study of the lives of ordinary people. Where history focuses on the who, what, when, and where, social history looks at why and how. It looks at why things happen and how events affect people. Social history is the study of society and cultures. Social history looks at how events affect people collectively.
Placing your ancestors within the context of their social and historic surroundings will help you to get to know them better. It would be a mistake to think of your great-grandfather against the backdrop of 21st century New York. He didn't have television, telephones, cars, or even indoor plumbing. His own world was unique and interesting. Spend some time researching the location and era your ancestors live in and you will be able to think of them in terms of what their daily lives were really like.”

Please bookmark the url listed below. Also click on its blog “Genwriting - Writing a Family History One Story at a Time” for more advice.

Good Luck!

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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