Marlene Bishow <mlbishow@...>
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Program: "Writing the Family History: Creative Concepts for a Lasting Legacy"
Location: Adas Israel 2850 Quebec Street NW Washington, D.C.
Time: 1:00 PM - Schmooze
1:30 PM - Short Business Meeting, Announcements, and Program
Speaker: Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG
Many researchers and family historians can assemble charts, documents, photos,
artifacts but are not yet comfortable with writing the narrative family history.
The personal stories of both ancestors and the present generation i.e., what are we
doing to leave a record of our lives for the future, as well as sharing stories
from the past?This presentation outlines 20 simple elements to consider, and engages the audience
is some participation as well. It was generated after an article of Sandra's was
published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly: "Writing the Family
History: Creative Concepts for a Lasting Legacy" by Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG, who
is a past winner of the NGS Family History Writing Contest (Putting Family History
into Context: A Special Issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly NGSQ
vol. 88, December 2000. Many who hear this presentation come up afterwards and say
they have now lost their fears and are now inspired to go home and start writing
down the stories! With the December talk showing how to produce a final book, this
could then add the important dimension of unique, personal, and very meaningful
content to such a project. It follows my grandmother's adage that you can eat an
elephant if you cut it into small enough pieces! This presentation demonstrates
the small pieces that anyone can start to write.
This program will reflect a natural progression >from the December program
presented by Marlis Humphrey.
Free to members. Non-members/Visitors are welcome to attend the program for a
$5.00 fee. If a guest joins the Society the fee will be applied toward the
for directions and speaker bio, visit our website at www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
Happy New Year to all!
Marlene Katz Bishow