20 September 2015

Discovering Your Roots: Lectures 11 & 12 Next Sunday

Come down to the Heritage Center on Sunday, September 27th and join us for 
Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy.

We start at 2:00 p.m. in the Sarah McArdle room.

We'll watch Lecture 11: How to Write Biography and 
Lecture 12: Dos and Don'ts of Writing History

There's a short break in between sessions; and many or our class participants arrive early to get some research done in the Heritage Center, which opens at 12 noon on Sundays.

How to Write Biography:  Explore the process of writing about your ancestors in a way that's memorable - but that always adheres to the truth.  Learn how to compose timelines; how to build historical context around life events; how to search for (and find) a life's central theme; how to select the right literary format; and more.

Dos and Don'ts of Writing History:  Writing about the past is fraught with snares.  Find out how to sidestep them with Dr. Colletta's  do's and don't for writing historical narrative.  These include using period vocabulary; evoking the senses using sounds, textures, and aromas; and avoiding the danger of viewing the past through the lens of the present.

Remember that you can come to the Heritage Center and view any of the sessions for Discovering Your Roots, as well as the session notes.

Monday: 10:00 am - 7 pm 
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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