Writing your Family History Atwea College

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Writing your Family History

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.


Discover the enjoyable and informative workshop to master writing your family history. Learn how to turn genealogical research into captivating narratives. Craft engaging content, addressing prospective readers, and accessibly present facts. Ideal for autobiographies, memoirs, and family history, covering research, organization, structure, reader engagement, formatting, family secrets, editing, sensory writing, and marketing strategies. Embark on the journey to finding out who you are and where you come from!

Course content:

  • Researching and interviewing skills
  • how to organise your material
  • how to structure a book 
  • how to make it interesting for the reader
  • what your formatting and publishing options are
  • how to handle family secrets
  • editing and proofreading skills
  • how to write using all your senses and perspectives
  • some ideas for launching and marketing your history


Online via zoom


1 x 3 hour session


Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email.  This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.

 Parking fees may apply at some venues.


To find out more about your tutor click on their name above to see their resume.


To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.


Please check your confirmation letter to ensure you have the correct time, date and location of your course as well as any necessary requirements. There is a room directory located at each venue directing you to your classroom. 

Bring With You

Notebook, pens, computer to access zoom



What We Provide

Digital course notes.

Go Home With

An understanding of how to research and write your family history.


Please visit our website to read our Fee, Withdrawal and Refund Policy: CLICK HERE

This policy outlines your options for situations where Atwea College cancels a course, or where you are unable to attend the course you have enrolled in. Please contact one of our friendly staff if you have any enquiries or need to make any changes to your enrolment.

Continued Learning

If you enjoyed this course you might like to try Introduction to Writing and Illustration of Children’s Books or Introduction to Creative Writing.

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