Your Story - Writing, Preserving, Organizing, Recording, and Cooking your Family's History: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 - 6:30pm (Southwest Branch Library)

Date: 
Monthly on April, May, June, July, August, September on the third Wednesday
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Southwest Branch Library Community Room
Address: 
Southwest Branch Library
3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76017

Your family's history is richer than what can be recorded on genealogy charts. Join us for an exciting exploration of multiple strategies for turning your story into a lasting legacy future generation can easily access and enjoy!

April 19
WRITE YOUR STORY
Learn strategies for putting your collected family stories into forms others can enjoy, whether a collection of humorous anecdotes, a formal multigenerational family history, or something else entirely.

May 17
ORGANIZE YOUR STORY
Are your family history research efforts and research materials organized for success? Do you have clear goals and objectives to keep you focused or do you find yourself spinning your wheels or chasing every "squirrel" that catches your eye? Let's compare notes and explore best practices for maximizing your research effectiveness!

June 21
RECORD YOUR STORY
Use the interview techniques and tools of oral history professionals (including recording to tablets and smartphones!) to capture the stories and voices that will bring your family history to life.

July 19
PRESERVE YOUR STORY
Caring for your family's irreplaceable artifacts, documents, and photographs by learning how museums and archives care for theirs! We'll look at both long-term preservation of original items and making high-quality digital replicas.  

August 16
COOK YOUR STORY
What evokes warmer memories of family life faster than the smell of treasured dishes being prepared? Capture the culinary legacy you've inherited and pass down those defining family recipes to future generations. Put your family's history in a cookbook or on a plate!

September 20
ENTRUST YOUR STORY
Ensure that your family history lives on after you. Recruit children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews (and others) to continue preserving and sharing your family's history. Start passing the baton by working together on your (and their) family history!

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