Our September meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom beginning at 1:30. A zoom link and information on how to join the meeting will be sent to members one week prior to the event. Non-members wishing to attend may send a request by Thursday September 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program: "Beyond Dry Facts: Telling Your Ancestor's Story" by Laura Hedgecock
Genealogical storytelling requires a transition from researcher to writer. Learn down-to-earth strategies to help you write compelling, relatable stories about your ancestors.
Laura Hedgecock is an author, storyteller, speaker, and GeneaBlogger. She is passionate about helping others tell personal, family, and ancestor stories. She’s a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, serves as secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and Detroit Working Writers, and is President of the 3400+ member GeneaBloggers Organization.
Laura's book, Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of your Life
, guides and empowers memory collectors with down-to-earth, practical advice and creative ideas. Her website, TreasureChestofMemories.com
, provides practical advice on preserving and sharing memories and family stories.
Class: "Land Patent Records & Bureau of Land Management Website" by Annette Baker
Learn how to use the General Land Office Records on the Bureau of Land Management Website and land tract book records at FamilySearch.com to find your ancestors who obtained public lands from the United States government.
Annette Baker lives with her husband, Ken, in Rowe, New Mexico. She has lived in New Mexico for 13 years, moving there from Wellington, Ohio. Annette is a member of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), The First Families of Ohio (FFO) of The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), Society of the Families of the Northwest Territories (SFONT of OGS), and Santa Fe County Genealogy Society in New Mexico. She is the mother of 3 adult children: Brandi Kiehl, Ian Baker (US Navy veteran), and Sergeant Grant Baker (active duty US Army).