Buffalo County NEGenWeb Project
Tips for Writing Biographies
BEGIN WITH THE HARD FACTS.
Where were they born? To whom? Where were they born? How did they end up in Buffalo Co.?
Did other family members live in Buffalo Co.?
Where did they attend school?
Where did they attend church?
Were they married? When? Where? To whom? Where was their spouse from?
Where did they live?
How many children did they have? Who were they? Who did they marry? Where did they live?
What occupations did they follow?
What fraternal organizations did they belong to? What positions were held?
Did they have military service? What war? What unit/units did they serve in?
What political party did they belong to?
Where did they die? Where were they buried?
ADD SOME FLUFFAmusing anecdotes that have been passed down.
Newspaper articles mentioning the family.
Significant contributions to society.
Family tragedies or successes.
When you have finished writing it, send it to Mona to put on the Biography Page.
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