2018 Spring Workshop – Writing Your Family History
Writing Your Family History
Guest Speaker: Joseph C. Anderson, II FASG
April 21, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00 pm
(Registration from 8 to 9)
Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330What do I do with all the research I have accumulated? The simple answer is to write it up, publish it, and make your family proud. The Spring Workshop, led by the editor of The Maine Genealogist, Joseph C. Anderson, will cover the steps to turn your yellowing, dusty files into the printed word. Along the way, you will learn many of the tricks and tools that professional writers use to make the writing process simpler. The morning session will delve into a range of topics, including:
- Defining the writing project
- Assembling your research notes
- Using writing as a research tool
- Compiling a resource and style sheet
- Exploring ways to make your writing come alive
- Choosing a publisher to fit your project and budget
Joseph C. Anderson II is the editor of The Maine Genealogist, coeditor of The American Genealogist, consulting editor of Vermont Genealogy, and editor of MGS’s Maine Families in 1790 project. He has authored or edited eighteen books on various genealogical subjects and contributed dozens of articles to genealogical journals. In 2000 he was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (FASG).
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