Telling Their Story

Melissa Turner in The Democrat (Senatobia, MS), has written an article about two ladies writing their family histories. Winnie Sykes and Marie Carlton have written books about their families’ history and will be speaking about it at the Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society this week.

Excerpt from the article:

Have you ever had the urge to put together pieces of your family history? Do you dream of publishing a book of your heritage, so that others who come after you can have the information in one place?

Two Tate County women have done just that. Winnie Sykes has compiled a book of letters written by her great-grandfather, T.G. Clark, and two of his sons during the Civil War. Marie Carlton has also published a book, with the genealogy of the Barmer family.

This is becoming quite popular as it has become easier and cheaper to get these published (whether it’s a hardback book or one printed out from the computer and put in a three-ring binder). Most of the modern genealogy programs support some kind of book output as well, so the excuses to write and publish (even if it’s self-published) a genealogy book are disappearing.

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