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January 14, 2019 General Meeting
January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Karen Inkster Vance, MA, is an educator, family storyteller, researcher and writer who has enjoyed documenting her family history for over 25 years.
Snapshot Stories: Using photos and images to enhance your written family history
A picture is worth a thousand words – but which words? Learn how photos and their narratives can add depth and dimension to your written family history. In this session we will discuss extracting insightful story clues from family photos, writing photo captions, finding alternate images in the absence of family photos, and practical tips for organizing, selecting, scanning and placing photos in your published family history.
Target audience: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
She will also be speaking at the Qualicum Beach’s Family History Society on Tuesday January 15 and Wednesday January 16. Her topic on Tuesday will be Ancestors in Context. On Wednesday she will be repeating Snapshot Stories.
Ancestors in Context: Putting the history in your family history
Expand your family history research beyond names and dates! Placing your ancestors in historical context will not only provide clues for future research paths but will help you create a sketch of your ancestors’ daily lives and better understand the decisions they made as a result of what was happening around them. In this session you will learn where to find helpful social and historical resources – particularly those available online – and how to analyze and glean fragments of information from documents so that you can piece together and write about the rich lives your ancestors led.
(From 6:00pm – 7:00pm we are open for members and guests who wish to do research and/or participate in our round table sessions.)