Join us Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Doors open at 12:00 noon. Bring a brown bag lunch and sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories with fellow family historians while you eat.
The program of lectures will begin at 1:00 p.m.
“Easy Interviewing Techniques” 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Not everyone is comfortable asking questions of even close relatives, but interviewing is one of the skills every researcher should be using to expand their knowledge beyond the written word. Learn the basics and more, as veteran researcher Donie Nelson prepares you to get the facts.
“Writing a Memoir: Your Own Life, In Your Own Words”
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
The most important history you can leave your family, is the story of your own life. Who else knows you better? Whether you are a minimalist and choose to sum up your life in one page or you decide on a short story, this workshop will get you started and you will go home with tips on how to keep your memoir personal, factual and entertaining.
Donie A. Nelson
Donie Nelson has spent the last 40 years working with writers for film and television. This experience combined with her 35 years researching her Swedish-Scottish-Spanish ancestry makes her the ideal person to present: Easy Interviewing Techniques and Writing a Memoir: Your Own Life, In Your Own Words. As a recognized leader in the genealogical community, Donie has focused on publications and promotion. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nuestras Raices, the quarterly journal published by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, and has edited several genealogical newsletters as well as supervised the publication of the book: “Abbot Kinney’s Venice of America” published by the Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society.
For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage.
Lunch and Learn
12:00 noon to 3:15 pm
Second Saturday of most months
Southern California Genealogical Society
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive