Carol Baxter is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists, an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England, the editor of seven volumes of early NSW records, previously the General Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia, self-publisher of her own family histories, and the author of three critically-acclaimed works of 'popular history' (sometimes described as 'non-fiction thrillers') published by Allen & Unwin. Two more 'popular histories' are in the pipeline, to be published in 2013 and 2014.
Keen to write an engaging family history? Stuck with little more than names and dates? Uncertain how to begin? This book provides advice ranging from how you can structure a simple family history and begin writing, through to how you can use simple words and sentences to evoke drama and tension. It will help you turn your dusty piles of notes and photocopies into a riveting family history.