Story County Genealogy Society's
Genealogical Education Programs, 2018-2019
SCGS and Genealogy Plus Program Theme:
"Writing Your Ancestor's Story"
You have done the research, and have a mound of files full of documents and photos. Now how do you turn that into "the story?"
The genelogical education programming of SCGS and Genealogy Plus, beginning again in September, will be coordinated around the theme of "Writing Your Ancestor's Story." The anchor event is a four-part writing "course" January-April, taught by Dr. Alissa Stoehr, Iowa State University. These classes will be held at the monthly SCGS meetings, January - April, 2019.
Dr. Stoehr has helped in the development of this writing course, designed specifically for genealogists, who may have no writing experience, but do wish to use their family research, documents and photos to create a narrative that tells the story of their ancestors. Whatever your writing experience, this class is for you!
Genealogy Plus and SCGS monthly programs will offer supporting courses on various elements of the writing process, such as organizing related research and images, story genealogical structures, historical research in the time and place your ancestor lived.
The monthly GP Help Session (4th Wednesday morning of each month) will offer assistance to those taking the four-part writing course. And the line-up of classes for SCGS and GP, as always, offers helpful programs and great speakers too, including: Professor Paul Lasley, Alice Hoyt Veen CG, Linda Greethurst, Dr. Alissa Stoehr, Mary Logsdon, and Dennis Allen and Cris Nagla.
A research trip to the Iowa State Historical Library is also scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th. The GP program the month before the trip, Mary Logsdon, will explain how to prepare for research at an archive, to get the most out of your research time. Sherry Stelling, Librarian at the Research Center, will give us a tour of the library when we arrive on November 20th….then it's research time!
SCGS Programs 2018-2019