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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

Writing Stories of War genealogy genealogy writing military writing women's history month Mar 24, 2022

Photographs. Letters. Military documents. Whispered family stories. Artifacts of war. Questions……so many questions and some answers. Your head is spinning and you are unsure where to...

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Writing A Love Story brouk genealogy military writing women women's history month Mar 18, 2022

You might be wondering what a love story has to do with World War II research. The answer is simple. The story came out of the research. Only it didn’t. And then, it did.

Pick up any writing...

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Do You Need a Developmental Editor? genealogy memoir military researcher military writing spiritual writing writing coach Mar 12, 2022

Are you writing your military or personal stories and need a fresh set of eyes on your project? A developmental editor might be just what you need!

One of the areas I shine in is seeing...

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What's Wrong With Daddy? Webinar collective trauma dna genealogy genealogy education history home front inherited trauma mental health military research military writing multigenerational trauma ptsd veterans veterans administration veterans administration hospital vietnam wwii wwii home front Sep 01, 2021

I have a new webinar in September to help you explore the effects of war on our veterans and family. What was kept in silence post-WWII (or any war) has a tremendous impact on us through inherited...

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Paper Trail or Ancestral Intervention or Both? genealogy kokoska military writing storyteller wwi Jul 17, 2021

Sometimes in our pursuit of paper records to document an ancestor's life and journey, we hit a brick wall. Sometimes the only way to obtain more information is through connection with the specific...

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Military Research Courses & Webinars ancestry genealogy military research military writing online courses wwii Jul 08, 2021

 A lot of people say they can't do military research because the records burned. But this is not really true. There are so many resources available to help people tell a story.

If you are...

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Military Research Help ancestry genealogy writing idpf military research military writing nprc wwii Jul 06, 2021

Have you heard, All the records burned, in relation to researching WWI, WWII, Korea, or Vietnam military records? They did not all burn and there are many resources that exist to help you...

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