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.)
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?