Saturday, September 3, 2011

Writing-Related Lectures at the FGS 2011 Conference

FGS2011If you are attending the FGS 2011 Conference in Springfield next week, you should consider attending at least one lecture related to the subject of writing your family history.  This is a great way to learn about different aspects of writing as well as find some motivation to start capturing your stories.

Wednesday Sessions

Although Wednesday is “Focus on Societies” day, there are a few lectures that are still applicable to the individual writer.

  • 9:30am – But It’s My Family: Copyright Issues for Genealogists, Cath Madden Trindle
  • 2:00pm – Effective Editing and Writing, Pamela Boyer Sayre
  • 3:30pm – Printed vs. Online Publishing for Societies, Donna M. Moughty

Thursday Sessions

  • 12:15 – Get Off That Fence and Start Writing!, Pat Richley-Erickson (this is part of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors luncheon, which is an additional fee)
  • 2:00pm – Citing Your Sources, Russell Lynch
  • 5:00 – Going Beyond the Bare Bones: Reconstructing Your Ancestors’ Lives, Thomas W. Jones
  • 5:00 – Writing a Quality Client Report, Linda Turner (research reports are also good for your personal files and can help jumpstart the family history writing process)
  • Workshop* – Social History and Genealogy: Writing a Family Narrative, Diane VanSkiver Gagel
  • Workshop* – Writing Your Family History With Microsoft Word, Michael J. Leclerc

Saturday Sessions

  • 8:00am – Digital Scrapbooking, Linda Woodward Geiger
  • 9:30am – Build a Genealogy Blog, Thomas MacEntee
  • 9:30am – Write Your Family History Step-by-Step, Lisa Alzo
  • 11:00am – A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Project, Loretto D. Szucs
  • 2:00pm – The Place of Place in Your Family History Narrative: Anchoring Your Family History in Its Setting, Dawn Thurston
  • 5:00pm – Using Diaries and Journals to Add Personality to Your Research, Laura Prescott

*Workshops have an additional fee.  I’m not sure if you can sign up for them at the conference, or if you had to register for them beforehand.  I do know a few were “sold out.”

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