NYPL Blogs,20 Reasons Why You Should Write Your Family History(by Carmen Nigro,February 9, 2015) Print

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The New York Public Library's public weblogs, a new space where a small but growing number of librarians, curators and other staff are posting regular dispatches from their corner of the NYPL community.

With over 50 million items, and thousands of events, services and exhibitions spread across the library system each year, staff are faced with the near impossible task of shedding light on the many hidden treasures and resources on offer here at NYPL. In a sense, the library is like an enormous iceberg: the section peaking above the water represents only a small fraction of its overall size. These blogs are designed to better document and promote this immense trove of information.


If you have done any family history research, such as looking for records on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org or conducting interviews with older family members, you may have pondered writing about your genealogy research. Here are 20 reasons why you should cease pondering and start writing.
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