Monthly Archives: February 2013

Alice Mary Brodie (1868-1912)

Aunt Alice Brodie was, it seems, our dark family secret. I remember reading a letter from my grandmother’s cousin Douglas asking my mother if she knew anything about his father’s sister Alice. My mother knew nothing, since my grandmother had … Continue reading

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Take time

We’ve now had a whole week of the Family History Writing Challenge. How is it so far? Well I have stuck to my pledge to write at least 250 words and am moving rapidly towards my first 2000 words. I … Continue reading

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FHWC Day 4

A brief check in here to say mission accomplished for Day 4. Another 400 words written – some a rewrite of previous sections but all movement in the right direction. What has particularly struck me today is how considering the … Continue reading

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FHWC Day 3

This story is taking longer than I expected! I’m on day 3 of the writing challenge. Yesterday I did 278 words and today have written 521, so I am ahead of my pledge, with well over 1000 words, but only … Continue reading

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Getting started

It is February 1st and the Family History Writing Month challenge has begun. Over the past week I spent some time outlining what I intend to write about and reminding myself of my research sources. Today I started writing. I … Continue reading

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