Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Author

Fiction & Non-Fiction Rooted in Personal Story

Author: Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman is an author and professional genealogist specializing in Midwestern and Southeastern United States family history.

She is the author of seven family history research guides in the Legacy QuickGuide series on topics including religious records, census records, and state-specific research techniques. She has also written articles and blog posts for websites such as Archives.com and was a co-founder of The In-Depth Genealogist.

Since then, she’s branched out into fiction rooted in family story. In recent years, she’s also contributed to the chronic illness community by sharing her story and the stories of others dealing with illnesses such as fibromyalgia, anxiety, and more.

Her first novel, Finding Eliza, combines everything that she loves: family history, historical fiction, and strong female characters.

Researching Your Quaker Family History

Researching Your Quaker Family History

In Researching Your Quaker Family History, you will find tips, tricks, and information relating to the structure of the Society of Friends meetings, the records that they produced and how you can use them to learn more about your family. More info →
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Finding Eliza

Finding Eliza

When Lizzie Clydell agreed to join her grandmother at the church’s genealogy group meeting she expected nothing more than lemon squares and a few stories. Instead, an old diary leads Lizzie down a dusty road of lies, hidden family secrets, and a lynching that nearly destroyed her family. More info →
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Family Story Toolkit: Using Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction to Tell Your Stories
Researching the Plain Religions

Researching the Plain Religions

Plain religions, also called Plain People, are described as being Christian religious sects within the Anabaptist group that follow practices of simple living, separation from the world, and plain dress. Though each are researched following standard practices for church records, it is helpful to know how each community is structured so that the correct records can be located. More info →
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Shutter Step

Shutter Step

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Shutter Step a diverse collection of short fiction written by five authors of diverse backgrounds and genres including speculative fiction, gothic horror, and fantasy. More info →
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Alabama Genealogy

Alabama Genealogy

The Alabama Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Alabama history events, tips on Alabama research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. More info →
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