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Writing About Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month and many are focusing on writing about their female ancestors. Are you? Need some ideas on what to write about? Lisa Alzo of the Accidental Genealogist has 31 prompts for the month to help get you started.

Need a few other ideas on ways to write your ancestors’ histories? Consider these!

  • Create a scrapbook of photographs and stories about your female ancestors.
  • Write a biography of one of your female ancestors.
  • Pull out old family recipes then cook or bake something. Write about the experience and any memories you have of those recipes with ancestors.
  • Gather your children together and make a poster board of photographs, quotes, and their stories about one or more female ancestors.
  • For young children, make memory cards of female ancestors. Take a copy of a photograph and paste it to a playing card sized piece of construction paper. On the back write some information about that ancestor such as vital statistics, favorite hobby or quote, book, whatever you want.
  • Start a blog! Blogging allows you to build a collection of stories over a period of time. Should you ever start writing your entire family’s history, you will already have a lot to work with!
  • Write the stories in Sort Your Story and add photographs to bring them to life.

How will you celebrate Women’s History Month? What will you write about?

© 2013 Sort Your Story, Sonoma, CA



Top 5 Reasons to Use Sort Your Story in 2013

The year is almost over and as we look back to see what we have accomplished, where we have gone, who we have met, and what we meant to do, it is time to make goals for 2013. Why not start using Sort Your Story in 2013 to organize your photos and documents? I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should.

  1. It is time to become super organized in your genealogical research. Sort Your Story will help you organize materials for each individual in your tree!
  2. You need to begin planning your family history book projects for 2013. Sort Your Story can help you prepare these!
  3. Children and grandchildren can easily become engaged with genealogy. Do you need to brush up on some genealogical skills or Sort Your Story expertise? Check out our Companion Guides for Windows and Mac.
  4. Everyone has a story that should be told. Write them in Sort Your Story so you can easily create family history books.
  5. Scan in old photos that have not been identified. Save them to an Unknown Profile. You can easily show these photos to family when you get together. Having these unidentified photos in one place will make it easier to locate and identify them.

So what are you waiting for? Check out Sort Your Story today and start organizing!

© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413