Tag: genealogy

Bring Your Ancestors to Life

Bring Your Ancestors to Life

What do you do with all the boxes, folders, and mementos you have collected and protected? How do you turn the carefully compiled data and notes into family stories that feel alive and engaging? Learn how to Bring Your Ancestors to Life on Sunday, October 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Public Library. No previous…

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The Villages Genealogical Society

The Villages Genealogical Society

Thank you so much for the warm welcome to The Villages Genealogical Society. I was quite impressed  with your group and the quality of writing in the few exercises we read. I’m sure yours was wonderful, too. Here’s a link to a copy of the poem I read, “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon and some of the responses written…

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Raising the Dead – Writing about Your Ancestors!

Raising the Dead – Writing about Your Ancestors!

You’ve been looking at those boxes of information, the binders of data you’ve so painstakingly assembled  over the years of researching your family history. You wonder if your children or grandchildren will treasure all the copies and photographs and documents as much as you do. Unfortunately, they probably won’t. That’s why it’s so important to take the information you have…

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Growing Bolder Interview

Growing Bolder Interview

On Saturday, July 21, 2012, 3:00 p.m., I appeared on the Growing Bolder radio show on NPR station, WMFE, 90.7 FM. Growing Bolder is a weekly show hosted by Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer that features “ordinary people in the pursue of extraordinary lives,” people who believe “it’s not about age; it’s about attitude.” In my interview, we talked about the…

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