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    Need a Biography Assistant for Your Family History?

    When writing a tribute or a family history how do you make sure the people you write about aren’t just a name and dates on a family tree?

    The A&E’s Biography has created a tool called Biography Assistant to help.

    It contains 80 topics and lists of questions to help you gather stories that will help readers know your subject as a person. Topics range from daily life to broader historical events. Here are a few samples:

    • Entertainment and Popular Culture – What was the most popular kind of entertainment of the time? What were the fashions of the day?

    • The Great Depression – What is the first thing that comes to mind when she hears the word Depression now? What did she have to do without?

    • Watergate – De she witness Nixon’s speech to the nation? What was her reaction to Nixon’s resignation?

    The Biography Assistant is available on Click here to visit the website.

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