Preface1. Writing is a learned skill2. Becoming a writer3. Research and writing go together4. Who are you writing for?5. From Belfast to Bellbrook: Origins, arrivals and writing about them6. A writing roadmap7. Characters what would you do without them?8. Nostalgia, sentiment and blazing sunsets9. Historical context is what?10. Share the writing journey11. Choosing your format12. Asking questions and finding ideas13. Publishing your family historyNotesBibliography and resourcesAppendix: Genealogical software programsIndex
Noeline Kyle has published widely in the fields of women's history, education and family history. She presents seminars on local and family history research and writing to community groups, family historians, local historians, and writing groups. She is currently teaching family history writing courses within the continuing education program at the University of Sydney, the NSW Writers' Centre and to local and family history societies Australia wide.