Saturday, January 2, 2010

Writing Your Family History

We are going to try an experimental program at the library. Author and cultural historian Vennie Deas Moore will lead a series of six hands-on workshops beginning in January to assist patrons researching and writing their family history. I will follow Vennie's portion of each workshop with an examination of online resources. The classes are progressive so there will be monthly assignments and a portion of each session will be used to review assignments. The Local History Room, of course, will be available to assist researchers through out the month.

The sessions will be in the Local History Room so space will be limited to 20 participants taking part in the complete program. We can accept additional reservations for participants who would like to attend one or two classes but they will be asked to leave the table seats for full time researchers who may need to spread out their work.

January 25 Simple Facts About Genealogy
February 22 Genetics and DNA
March 22 Finding Your Family Through Land
April 26 Life Experiences Through Oral History
May 24 Capturing History Through Photography
June 28 Turning Memories Into Memoirs

Also, on March 6 I will be collaborating with the Columbia Chapter of SC Genealogical Society to present a Beginning Genealogy class at the library. This presentation will begin at 9:30 in the Bank of America Room at the Main Library.

Call 929-3457 for reservations. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions:

P.S. The Columbia Star published an article about the Dead Librarian. Click the post title if you would like to see it.

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