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Keys to Writing an Engaging Family History

February 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EST

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. It will be held in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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One of the best ways to preserve and share the work you’ve done on your ancestry is to write a genealogy book. Remember, though, that family history is more than just names, dates, and places. Two keys to stimulating reader interest and connection are stories and images. Learn how to write compelling stories with historical context and find images to enhance those stories. In addition, get style, organization, and design tips for an engaging book.

Our Speaker

Shelley Bishop

Shelley Bishop is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker with a passion for finding and preserving the stories of our ancestors. She is a frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine, NGS Magazine, and other publications. She enjoys teaching others about genealogical records, skills, problem-solving methods, and family history writing. As the owner of Buckeye …

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