Expert Series: Writing Your Life Story and More!

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on September 18, 2012

One of the intriguing things about family history is that there are always new things to explore. The authors in Archives' Expert Series are here to help! Let's explore their new articles about writing your own story, probate records, nobility, and archival collections.

In "Write Your Life Story," Sunny McClellan Morton reminds us that family historians shouldn't neglect the life story they know best: their own. Not sure where to start? That's alright. Her article is filled with tips on organizing your thoughts and resources for writing prompts.

Harold Henderson reminds us that not all presents are gift-wrapped. "Probate Records: A Gift Many Genealogists Fail to Open" is full of resources that you will want to explore. Wills can be fascinating! You won't want to leave this gift unopened any longer!

Think that you have nobility in your family tree? Glen Covert's article "Noble Family Histories Demystified: The German and Austrian Example" debunks some popular myths and misunderstandings about noble lineages.

Where would our research be without records kept safe by archivists? Lou Liberty shares her experiences of keeping records safe in a small archive in "Knowing When To Say 'No'." Learn how she and her colleagues saved a collection from being lost to time.

About the Expert Series
The Expert Series is a collection of articles from top genealogists around the country. The articles are aimed to help beginning and advanced family history enthusiasts alike solve common research problems, break-through brick walls, and learn how to improve their research techniques. Visit to learn more.

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