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21 May 2012

Writing Your Family History: Start Now!

The California Genealogical Society is offering an intense writing course to help you begin writing your family history. By the end of the course, you will be ready to start writing, or will be already writing, a family history with confidence and style!

Who Should Take this Course?
This course is for genealogists and family historians who are ready to transform their research into a quality family history.

Course Details
This course will meet for a five-hour session one Saturday a month at the library in the Learning Center. Class size is limited to fifteen participants. All sessions are on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with one hour break for lunch.

The course will provide participants with all the information and assistance needed to get started on writing a family history. The course includes
  • a copy of the class text Producing a Quality Family History
  • helpful course materials organized in a binder
  • step-by-step instruction in organizing and writing your history
  • a variety of lecturers on topics to expand on reading assignments
  • experienced instructors
  • editing and writing help
Session dates:
  • July 7, 2012
  • August 25, 2012
  • September 15, 2012
  • October 13, 2012
The course has been created by a team of dedicated volunteers – Tim Cox, Lisa Gorrell and Jane Hufft – who have different and complementary skills. Events Chair Tim Cox is the organizer and leader. He also  a vast store of feedback data collected after every class at the library. Tim knows what members want! Board Recording Secretary Lisa Gorrell has taught several course and has curriculum experience. California Nugget Editor Jane Hufft brings her experience as an educator, writer, and editor.

NOTE: This course will NOT focus on research techniques or evidence procedures.

Course Fee*
CGS Members: $50
Non-CGS Members: $75

Register online.

Registration Requirements
Attendance is required at all four sessions.
There is no registration for individual sessions.
Participants must be willing to commit a reasonable amount of time to the homework assignments, which consist of reading assigned chapters in the provided text and working on individual writing projects.

This course is expected to fill very quickly, so register now!

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Copyright © 2012 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Gwendolyn Olson said...

As a member, I would love to attend this class, however, I work night shift, and will be working the night before and after 4 of the 5 classes. Would you be able to consider an afternoon class next time?

Kathryn Doyle said...

Dear Unknown,
I have word back that there are plans for an encore 2013 writing course. Tim Cox and the other creators have your request and will take it into consideration when planning next year's course.