17 February 2012

How to Write a Family History That People Will Read - 21 Feb

We pass this on for our friends at: Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society:

"How to Write a Family History That People Will Read"
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
-- Admission is Free! Help for Beginners --
Tom Underhill
Most non-genealogists rank reading a "family history book" right up there with a root canal and taxes. Unfortunately, it's often a deserved perspective. However, give them the chance to snuggle up with a "historical novel" and you might not see them for a week. Learn the writing skills to merge the two genres and discover how to write a family history that people will actually want to read! Tom Underhill published his first book 15 years ago. Since 1999 his company, Creative Continuum, has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. Among them, The California Missions as Art won a Davey Award in 2007 for design. A History of African-American Families and Slaveholders in Cass County, East Texas was awarded the Best Genealogy in Texas in 2005.
7:00 Pre-meeting activities - Announcements,
Surprise Drawing (a different donated prize each month)
7:10 Business Meeting
7:15 Tom Underhill's Program
8:15 Q&A
8:30 Socializing
on the Westwood Mormon Temple grounds
Family History Library

10741 Santa Monica Blvd. @ Overland Avenue
Get directions from Tom Lane at (310) 393-5574
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Next Month: Eric Siess on "Introduction To The 1940 Census"

Program Schedule
7:00 - 9:00 PM

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