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Kickstarting Your Family History Story

  • 2 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Webinar


Have you intended to write down your family history but can’t seem to get started? Or you’ve made some progress but have stalled due to writer’s block or some other obstacle? Or perhaps you’ve made great progress on your story or it is substantially complete, and now you want to publish it for future generations to read and enjoy?

Gary Koche is the editor of the Chicago Genealogist. He will provide prospective authors with guidance and tips about how to get your thoughts written down on paper. Some aspects of this process will include:

  • How to develop an outline for your family history story.
  • How to identify research sources and tools which are pertinent for Chicago-area subjects.
  • How to collect and organize your historical facts and translate them to paper.
  • How the author and CGS work together to edit and prepare their stories for publication in the Chicago Genealogist.

This presentation will be recorded and available in the members section on the CGS website.

Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The meet-up will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.

Note: This webinar is FREE for CGS members. Non-Members can register for the event for $10. No refunds. 

Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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