Writing Your Family History: Taking your First Step

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02905

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2015-11-15 14:00 - 15:00

Diggin’ Your Roots . . .

The Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to continue to present a series of genealogy learning events.  With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories.  You are welcome to sign up for all the workshops or just the ones that interest you. Reservations are required via the website. Please contact Kate Wells at with any questions.

Also, please note that the PPL will be working closely with the Rhode Island Historical Society in 2015 to cross-promote their genealogy events.  Please visit to see the events they have planned or check our the full joint calendar of events!

Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Step

Learn how to take a first step toward writing your family history, with a focus on print projects. Presenter Penny Stratton, Publishing Director of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, will discuss tips and tricks for creating a family history to share with relatives or others. She’ll discuss setting goals for your family history; assessing your materials; selecting a format; defining your scope; pulling your materials together; writing; and then deciding how to print your project—and will show examples of short or informal family histories; transcribed diaries; photo books; charts; and even family-history calendars. 

Instructor:  Penny Stratton,  New England Historical Genealogical Society

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