Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found, such as new blogs, interesting posts/articles, useful websites and resources, and of course upcoming webinars.
The National Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference will be held in St. Charles, Missouri, from May 13-16, 2015. There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics. Following is a list of the writing-related sessions. There aren’t as many as there have been in years past. The entire schedule can be found on the NGS Conference website.
Wednesday, May 13
Thursday, May 14
Saturday, May 16
All of these are on my list to attend. Do you plan on attending any of these sessions? What other conference sessions are you looking forward to attending?
The RootsTech 2015 Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015. The early registration deadline ends today, so if you haven’t registered yet, head over and do so to save some $$$.
Since one of my passions is writing, I always try to compile a list of writing-related sessions at the major genealogy conferences. So here’s the list for RootsTech 2015, along with the topics related to preservation, since these topics sometimes go hand-in-hand. The full schedule can be viewed here. If you are attending the 2015 FGS Conference in conjunction with RootsTech, you might also want to review my post Writing-Related Sessions at the 2015 FGS Conference.
Authors: Penelope L. Stratton and Henry B. Hoff
Synopsis: (from NEHGS website) Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching for years, this improved edition of our bestselling “writing guide” will help you present your findings in writing. Using examples from NEHGS’s award-winning publications, our experts show you how to write your family history clearly and accurately—from building a genealogical sketch to adding images to indexing. An appendix on genealogical style covers alternate spellings of names, when and how to use lineage lines, how to include adopted children and stepchildren, aspects of double dating, and other issues faced by genealogical writers. This update of Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century is a must-have for anyone interested in sharing their research!
This book caught my attention before it was even published and I of course had to get my order in early so that when it was published, I’d be among the first to receive a copy. Although this is considered an update to Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century (second edition published in 2006), I tend to disagree, only because I feel it is its own book. While there is some topical overlap between the two books, each is written and organized differently.
Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.
RootsTech 2014 will be held February 6-8, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Over those three days, attendees will have plenty of lecture sessions to choose from. I though I’d share a list of presentations that may be of interest to you that relate to writing your family history. I’ve also included presentations related to sharing your family stories in ways other than writing.