Monday, November 6, 2017

LUNCH AND LEARN, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Members and non-members are cordially invited to:

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504 • 818-843-7247
FREE. Open to the public. The library materials will not be open for research.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 • Doors open at 12 noon

Brown Bag Lunch - 12 noon to 1 p.m. • Chat and share your genealogy and questions.

“Easy Interviewing Techniques” 1 - 2 p.m.
Not everyone is comfortable asking questions of even close relatives, but interviewing is one of the skills every researcher should be using to expand their knowledge beyond the written word. Learn the basics and more, as veteran researcher Donie Nelson prepares you to get the facts.

“Writing a Memoir: Your Own Life, In Your Own Words” 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
The most important history you can leave your family, is the story of your own life. Who else knows you better? Whether you are a minimalist and choose to sum up your life in one page or you decide on a short story, this workshop will get you started and you will go home with tips on how to keep your memoir personal, factual and entertaining.

Presented by Donie A. Nelson

Donie Nelson has been researching her Swedish-Scottish-Spanish ancestry for 35 years and she has fascinating stories to share. She is a featured speaker for many societies and conferences, and also a recognized leader in the genealogical community. She has served on many Boards in California. Donie is a past President of Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society (LAWGS), where she supervised the publication of the book: “Abbot (GSHA-SC), serving on their board from 1993-2011, including six terms as President. She currently focuses on outreach and is Editor-in-Chief of Nuestras Raices, the journal published by GSHA. Professionally Donie has worked with writers in the film and television industry since 1971 and now offers her research and editing services to other family researchers.Kinney’s Venice of America.” She currently serves on the board of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA) and is a founding member of their Southern California Chapter