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13 August 2010

Workshop: Working with Footnotes and Indexing

Saturday, September 25, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

Join Jane Hufft and Matt Berry for this two-part workshop to help you cite your research sources and create an index for your family history.

In Part 1, Jane will take the fear out of footnotes and give you the basic information you need to write needed, useful and clear citations for all your research. Learn how to cite your sources with a sense of confidence, using the best models in the field. You will be given helpful examples and a variety of ways to make notations for your family history writing.

Most people don’t read family histories—they look up things in them. In Part 2, Matt will discuss how to create a useful index to your book using the tools available in Microsoft Word 2007. Topics include: what to include in the index, how to create the index, how to format the index, and how to update the index after you make revisions to your book

The workshop is FREE for CGS members but is limited to twenty people. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the workshop.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted.

Register online.

Jane Hufft, current editor of the CGS publication The California Nugget and former CGS board member, has written several articles for genealogy journals and continues to work on her own family history research. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband Ron.

Matthew B. Berry is a San Diego native who came to the Bay Area at a young age and grew up in Foster City. He now lives in Livermore with Karen, his wife of seventeen years, and daughter Christa.

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library