Leslie Anderson will discuss how to apply the classic strategy of information gathering to your research so that you can write a robust family history. She will explain how customized timelines, resource guides, and locality guides can help you with your writing.
Leslie's research began with one question: "Where was my great -grandfather born"? The answer (and the analysis) culminated in an article that won the 2013 National Genealogyical Society Family History Writitng Contest. The four-generaton narrative "Tabitha (Bugg) George Smith (1838-ca 1890) of Mecklenburg County, Virginia" was published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (March 2015). "It was over 20 pages with more than 10,000 words and 200 citations."