Friday, July 19, 2019

How to Share Your Family History -- with Shelley Bishop

What:   Honoring Your Past with a Gift to the Future
             A Writing Workshop led by Shelley Bishop
When:  Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:00 - 4:00
Where: SymmesTownship Library
             11850 Enyart Rd,
             Loveland, Ohio  45140


It's almost here! If you are typical, you've probably collected a lot of research, but are probably overwhelmed with the thought of preserving it and putting in a format that can be shared with others. If this describes you, you may want to attend an event that promises to provide you with many possibilities for getting your research "out of the cabinet."

Shelley, a nationally-recognized speaker, specializes in family history research in Ohio, as well as writing about topics of genealogical interest for magazines and journals. Here is a broad outline of the day:

Session 1: Writing to Preserve Your Family History

Lunch: Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to see samples of a variety of ways our members have shared their family histories through books, blogs, journal articles, etc.

Session 2: There are many ways to share your family history. Shelley will discuss several options.

Session 3: In this day of online publishing, Shelley will discuss her use of MyCanvas as a tool for sharing her research with family members. She will provide tips on how to engage your reader and keep them wanting more.

Additional Information:

  • Attendance is limited to the first 75 registrants.
  • Lunch is optional -- you may choose to bring your own. If you are an HCGS member, you will receive an email with the reservation form. Otherwise, it will soon be linked to the Events section on our website at
  • The library requests that you park at Symmes Elementary (next door) as there is limited parking in their lot. 
  • It is suggested that you dress in layers, as the meeting room has been known to get cold.
  • All orders for lunch MUST be placed by Monday, August 12th. Checks must be received by that date.

Questions? Contact Kathy Reed, Director At Large

1 comment:

  1. Reservation forms are now available via the event listing on the HCGS website at:


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