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Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2017

The National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from May 10-13, 2017. There are so many sessions available, covering a wide array of topics.  Following is a list of the writing-related sessions. The entire schedule can be found on the NGS Conference website.

Wednesday, May 10
  • StoryMaps: Using Web Maps to Tell Family Stories (4:00 p.m.)
    Charlie L. Wells
    The use of StoryMaps, a simple and effective approach for publishing web maps to tell family stories, is described with several examples.
Thursday, May 11
  • Writing a Family Narrative That Your Family Will Want to Read (11:00 a.m.)
    Margo Farriss Brewer
    You want your family narrative to be read and an object of family pride. Learn how to add life and interest to the plain facts.
Friday, May 12
  • She Did What, When? Where? With Who? Why? Putting Your Ancestor in Historical Context (4:00 p.m.)
    Sara Gredler
    Utilize “non-genealogical” sources in a genealogical context to provide a fuller, more colorful story of our ancestors. What exactly does historic context mean?
Saturday, May 13
  • Genealogical Documentation: The What, Why, Where, and How (11:00 a.m.)
    Thomas W. Jones
    Learn to document a family history, five characteristics making citations complete and accurate, and a straightforward format for citing physical and digital genealogical sources

Do you plan on attending any of these sessions?  What other conference sessions are you looking forward to attending?

Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s 2016 Family History Writing Contest

Entries will be accepted January 1, 2016 to March 1, 2016 for the Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s 2016 Family History Writing Contest.  Everyone is invited to enter; there is no entry fee and you do not have to be a member of the society.  Submissions must be original, unpublished, and less than 2,500 words.

Complete rules, along with the entry form, can be found at the society’s website

Good luck!


Need some convincing to write about your genealogy research?  See my post 4 Reasons to Convert Your Genealogy Research Into Writing.

Writing-Related Sessions at NGS 2015

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

  • Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling (John Philip Colletta, 11 AM)

Thursday, May 14

  • Genealogical Research & Writing: Are You a Saint, Sinner, or Bumfuzzled Soul? (Elizabeth Shown Mills, 2:30 PM)

Saturday, May 16

  • Sharing Your Family History (Pamela Boyer Sayre, 9:30 AM)
  • Out of the Computer and Onto the Shelf: Self-Publishing with Lulu (Patricia Jordan Roberts, 11 AM)

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?

Writing-Related Sessions at RootsTech 2015

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.

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Writing-Related Sessions at the 2015 FGS Conference

The Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 11-14, 2015.  The early registration deadline has been extended to Monday, January 26, 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 FGS 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 RootsTech in conjunction with the FGS conference, you might also want to review my post Writing-Related Sessions at RootsTech 2015.

Wednesday, February 11

  • Printed vs. Online Publishing for Societies (Donna M. Moughty, 4:00 PM) [Although this is targeted at societies, I have seen this lecture and Donna presents wonderful information you can use related to your own work.]

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Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s 2015 Family History Writing Contest

Entries will be accepted January 1, 2015 to March 1, 2015 for the Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s 2015 Family History Writing Contest.  Everyone is invited to enter; there is no entry fee and you do not have to be a member of the society.

Submissions must be original, unpublished, and less than 2,500 words.  Winning entries will be published in the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly.

Complete rules, along with the entry form, can be found at the society’s website.  It is unclear as to whether entries must be related to Oklahoma in some way.  It appears there will be cash prizes awarded, but they are not specified.

Good luck!


Need some convincing to write about your genealogy research?  See my post 4 Reasons to Convert Your Genealogy Research Into Writing.