Friday, November 15, 2013

Special Interest Group-Genealogical Writing (SIG-GW): Group II is Open to New Members

The San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society has two very active genealogical writing groups that meet monthly. You've probably read some of our members' work in our SLOCGS Bulletin. The November issue had SIG-GW, Group I members Mary Hansen and Janelle Pond Richardson's collaborative piece, "Our Ancestors Knew One Another."

Group II's facilitator, Lynn Storrs, tells me SIG-GW, Group II has room for new members. You can find more information about the group at our website.

Most of our members joined a writing group because they want to write down their family traditions, their history, and their own personal memories for future generations--and for the siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., who may be motivated to share their own memories once they read someone else's. One byproduct of being in a group is getting ideas on write about your own family history. For example, one of our members wrote a piece about her ancestors' party line, another about her family's musical traditions, another about a treasured photograph that had been passed down through the generations. The possibilities are endless.

If you're interested, and I hope you are, please email Lynn who can tell you more about Group II.

Happy writing!

Ginger Goodell
Facilitator of Special Interest Group--Genealogical Writing, Group I