March Meeting

    Our next meeting will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the Education Center Auditorium of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meeting is free and open to the public. 
Our speaker will be Laura Hedgecock. 
 "How To Write the Stories of Your Life" 

Packaging the fragments of a life presents a daunting challenge; we feel overwhelmed by the prospect of putting the episodes of the past onto paper.

This presentation will examine

·         Why storytelling matters

·         The biggest obstacles to starting and sticking with projects

·         Tips on organizing and keeping up with ideas

·         Choosing which stories to tell

·         Tips for making stories more compelling

Laura Hedgecock is an author, storyteller, speaker, and Geneablogger obsessed with family history and passionate about helping others tell their personal and family stories. Her book, Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life guides and empowers memory collectors and family storytellers with down-to-earth, practical storytelling advice and creative ideas for preserving and sharing personal and family stories. She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and hosts a website, Her new book is titled Blogging for Family History: How Launch a Blog and Make It Successful.
The class beginning at 3:30 pm will be: 
"Writing Genealogical Stories"  presented by a GSWC Member Group.
tds 4/4/17

Connie Olson receives the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award

We want to congratulate Connie Olson on her being awarded the Lucy Mary Kellogg award for 2016 by the Michigan Genealogical Council.
ECR 11/14/2016 

Click Here to download a complete Schedule of our 2016-17 Programs.


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