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GENEALOGY WRITING BOOT CAMP

VIDEO PRESENTATION

FREE TO AGS MEMBERS—you must be a member to attend!

June 27, 2015 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Triumphant Love Lutheran Church

9508 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX 78759

Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish
Presented by: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Want to write your family’s story but don’t know where to begin? In this webinar, presented by professional writer, Lisa Alzo, you’ll learn the basics of crafting a compelling family history narrative in simple, manageable steps. Discover how to overcome writer’s block and use key techniques and tools for documenting your ancestors’ lives or your own life story. Examples and a list of suggested writing exercises will be provided.

10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word
Presented by: Thomas MacEntee

While Microsoft Word – part of the Microsoft Office Suite – is one of the most dynamic software programs for document creation, various features can quickly turn into frustrating annoyances. Do you have problems with headings that won’t stay put? Margins that seem to change suddenly? Spacing issues? Does text pasted from the Internet get unruly?

Learn how to tame Microsoft Word and get it to work for you, not against you! Soon you’ll have no fear of creating complex documents for your family history stories, genealogy research or your business functions.

  •     9:30 am Welcome / Meet & Greet
  •     9:45 am
        Back to Basics: Craft a Compelling Family History Narrative from Start to Finish
        Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
  •     11:00 am Break
  •     11:30 am
        10 Secrets You Should Know to Survive Microsoft Word
        Thomas MacEntee
  •     1:00 pm Closing and Thank You
Contact Jane Schwendinger for questions and more information at education@austintxgensoc.org. Handouts will be emailed to you in advance. Bring a lunch or a snack for yourself if you wish. No refreshments will be provided.
THIS CLASS WILL HELP YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE AGS WRITING CONTEST!

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