Online Class: Writing and Publishing Your Family History

ALERT: This class is cancelled at the Loveland Library due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Instead, our society will have a live broadcast for this presentation. You will still need to register to receive handouts and the live broadcast invitation with our access info! When the invitation is sent, you just access the link info and the Zoom software will be downloaded to your computer (completely safe) 15 minutes prior to the meeting and will automatically connect you to our meeting.

If you’re interested in learning how to write and publish your family history, this FREE class is for you! This three hour online class includes writing fabulous family histories of your ancestors, adding ancestor photos, and publishing your family history in book or digital format.

Dina will present these three classes: “Gorgeous Genealogies or Fabulous Family Histories on Planning a Do-Able Project,” followed by “Scrapbook to Scanner: Best Practices for Adding Images to Your Family History,” and the last hour on “An Introduction to Genealogical Publishing: Exploring Your Options in the Digital Age.”

After her class, several members from our Family History Study Group will tell about their family history writing or book experiences. Overall, you will have enough info to begin your family history journey.

Dina will also have several of her how to books for sale at this event.

Dina Carson is a speaker, genealogist, and the owner of Irongate Publishing in Niwot, CO. She has been involved in genealogy for more than two 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 thirty annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She has been the editor of the Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly (BGSQ) for the past 10 years. 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. In early 2018, Dina was the coordinator and primary instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy’s course, Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age. 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.

Everyone interested in genealogy or family history is welcome to attend our free classes!

NOTE: The Loveland Library or Downtown Library in Fort Collins has cancelled our Thursday afternoon Genealogy Help sessions until April 1st!

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