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May 05 2021


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tell It Long or Tell It Short: Writing Your Family History

Does the thought of writing your family history send you straight back to bed to hide under the covers? You’re not alone. Most family historians agree that it’s the research they enjoy the most. But what if there was a way to share your family history in an interesting and factual way? There is. Whether you choose to tell it long as a book or tell it short as a collection of essays, you can craft your research into an compelling narrative. In this presentation, you will discover the key elements of effective nonfiction storytelling and ways to put your ancestors into historical context without fictionalizing. You will find that writing about your ancestors can be as rewarding and as filled with discoveries as the research itself. Presented by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, author of twenty four books, hundreds of articles and essays, and Certified Genealogist.

Registration for this event will close 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access this event shortly before your session begins.

This event will be hosted through the Zoom platform with closed captioning provided. A Zoom account is not required to attend this event which can be accessed via computer or telephone.

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