Friday, June 19, 2009

Family History As A Play?

Hello All -

I found this quite interesting - someone writing a play about family history/genealogy. The play is called "Making Up History: Searching For Annie Moore" written by Alia Faith Williams. I have copied the links of the play found on Roots TV - it is in four parts each being around 15-18 minutes long.

There were many Irish and Scots who immigrated to the US and Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which is the time period of this play for Annie Moore coming to Ellis Island from Ireland to make a new life for herself.

I think it is a great idea for create a play about family history, why not? Family history and genealogy doesn't have to be boring and academic, it can be fun and creative as well. One of the best things about family history is making it come alive - ancestors were more than dates, names, and places.

Until Next Time.

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