Title: Guide to Genealogical Writing
Authors: Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff
Synopsis: (from NEHGS website) Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching for years, this improved edition of our bestselling “writing guide” will help you present your findings in writing. Using examples from NEHGS’s award-winning publications, our experts show you how to write your family history clearly and accurately—from building a genealogical sketch to adding images to indexing. An appendix on genealogical style covers alternate spellings of names, when and how to use lineage lines, how to include adopted children and stepchildren, aspects of double dating, and other issues faced by genealogical writers. This update of Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century is a must-have for anyone interested in sharing their research!
This book caught my attention before it was even published and I of course had to get my order in early so that when it was published, I’d be among the first to receive a copy. Although this is considered an update to Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century (second edition published in 2006), I tend to disagree, only because I feel it is its own book. While there is some topical overlap between the two books, each is written and organized differently.