Take time to record and preserve your own personal history as well as taking care of your family’s genealogy. Amy Coffin of the We Tree Blog has authored this fine series of 52 prompts (one for each week of 2011) to help you achieve your family history goals. Use these prompts, as you see fit, to chip away at recording your memories as well as life’s lessons learned for the benefit of future descendants. Use your computer or record your memories on paper. If you have a blog, record them there.
Many thanks to www.GeneaBloggers.com for hosting Amy’s series on their site. Go there if you’d like to join the genealogy blogging community, or if you’d like to see aggregated comments on this series from many genealogy bloggers.
Here’s this week’s challenge: Fame
Week 20. Tell us about any local brushes with fame. Were you ever in the newspaper? Why? You may also describe any press mentions of your family members.
Anna Arnett has been one of the contributors to this series. She is author of Lolly’s Yarn (her own claim to fame) and will be one of several speakers at an UPCOMING FREE MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP sponsored by Writer’s Unite to Fight Cancer. Phoenix Genealogy Examiner, Carolyn Murphy, will also speak. Mark your calendar.
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Shea Barnes and Noble (Pima and Shea)
Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center
10500 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Contact: [email protected]
Meet the authors and the Phoenix Genealogy Examiner, obtain some helpful tips and techniques, and purchase an autographed book, if you desire.
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Note: Examiner Carolyn Murphy resides in Mesa, AZ.
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