Monthly Meeting

“Someday You’ll be an Ancestor: Writing Your Own Story for the Next Generation” – By Dina C. Carson @ Calvary Bible Church
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation: Celebrity memoirs are often in the news, but you can master the techniques that make their (often ghost-written) stories come to life. The key is to incorporate a few tips from creative non-fiction, when to use them, and when not to, to make your story engaging enough to keep the reader interested from beginning to end. The roots of good storytelling will help you go from rambling to readable. A few quick and simple tips will get you churning out memories your relatives will read. Speaker: Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than ninety annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on state-wide indexing projects. Dina is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy including, Publish Your Family History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors, and two recent books, Map Your US Research: A Workbook for Genealogists and Colorado’s Historical Assets: A Research Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and History Buffs … . Dina brings her experience with all phases of book publishing to help first-time self-publishers create quality family or local histories that are both believable and achievable. When she’s not at a computer working on a publishing project, you can find her photographing the pioneer cemeteries of Colorado or deep in the bowels of an archive researching something. Registration: This is an in-person meeting, but we are going to try and make it available as a hybrid. If you are unable to make it in person, please register at

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All regular meetings start at 7:00 PM and are free and open to the public. See the map below for directions.

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