08 August 2008

Oakland, CA: Publish your family history workshop, Saturday

Readers in or near Oakland may be interested in this California Genealogical Society workshop, "Hints on Publishing Your Family History." It takes place this Saturday, August 9, from 10:30am-2:30pm at the CGS Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland. A few spots are still available.
At some point, it is time to put a stop to the research (at least temporarily) and create something tangible that can be passed down to the next generation.

Shirley Pugh Thomson, Matt Berry and Jane Knowles Lindsey are ready to share their experience and help you explore the options available, including newer non-traditional, online methods, such as blogs.
The CGS Library collection has scores of examples of traditionally published histories for you to peruse. Our panelists will choose a few so workshop attendees can see some prime examples.
Thompson, retired owner of Indices Publishing, will speak on, "Skills Needed to Publish Your History" and "Mistakes to Avoid," while Matt Berry will discuss his self-publishing experience using Lulu.com.

A lunch break is included, brown bag it or visit the nearby deli.

The workshop is free for CGS members, limited to 15 people. There is a $10 sign-up fee, but this can be applied toward membership on the workshop day.  To reserve a seat, call CGS, at 510-663-1358.

Gen-blogger colleague Thomas MacEntee - who lives in Chicago - suggested that the CGS do a podcast/webcast of this workshop.  I second the motion!

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