Sunday, June 21, 2009

Family History Research and Writing Workshop

I am giving my first genealogy workshop this Saturday, June 27th. This is not a stretch for me since I teach already and I love talking about genealogy. The workshop will concentrate on the two most important steps in genealogy--the beginning and writing it down.

It is being held at Indiana University Northwest, Hawthorne Hall Room 332, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN. There are two sessions. The first one begins at 10 am. It will focus on just getting started with the research with an emphasis on African American genealogy since that is my area The second session starts at 12:30 and will give tips and strategies about writing the information and publishing it so that it can be shared with others.

It is free and open to the public. I'm not sure how many will come. I suck at marketing and promoting myself. But like I tell my students, if only one comes, the show goes on.

I first planned this workshop to raise a little cash for my road trip to Mississippi and Tennessee. I'm leaving in July to do more research on my family. I decided to make it free just because I want to share what I know just for the love of it.


dustbunny8 said...

It is always a joy to share what we know with others,you will be repaid tenfold I'm sure!Best of luck!

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much. It is a joy.

Michael Hait said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - wish I was "goin' back to Indiana" sometime soon. Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Michael. Maybe next time :)

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