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1417 July 2014

Write Your Family History the Right Way

Isn't it time to write your family history? If you are ready to get started, why not spend four intensive days learning to do it correctly?

Join us at the StLGS office this summer from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 14–17 July, for lectures and hands-on sessions with published authors, teachers, and a local publisher.

Learn how to organize your family history material, develop a style sheet, adopt genealogical numbering, manage your word processor, use historical context, incorporate graphics, and publish your book.

Your registration fee includes all lectures; one-on-one assistance from the instructors; lunch, coffee, and snacks each day, and a notebook of handout materials.

Prerequisite: All participants will need to submit a biography of at least one page with citations. Full details are in the registration booklet.

For a copy of the registration booklet, please click here.

To register online, please click here.

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Instructor Bios

Marie Deluca has been teaching for twenty-three years for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She is currently a middle school communication arts teacher in St. Charles, Missouri. Marie is an active member of the St. Cletus Cancer Support Group, and she recently assisted her school by helping a seriously ill child realize a dream through a Make-A-Wish project.

Viki Fagyal is a lifelong St. Louis resident who has been researching her family for more than thirty years. She has served in many capacities at StLGS for the past thirty years on the council/board of directors, and as vice-president, education chair, newsletter editor, and, most recently, treasurer. A writer, genealogy instructor, and lecturer, Viki completed a book on her father’s family history in 2013.

Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS, is a nationally known author, lecturer, and instructor. She is a past-president of both StLGS and the National Genealogical Society. She has been a guiding force on both the cemetery and congregations projects for StLGS. Her articles have appeared in numerous genealogical publications, and her books: The Organized Family Historian, NGS Research in Missouri, and the St. Louis Family History Research Guide, are best sellers in the genealogical community.

Lisa Fox is the manager of Publishing Services for No Waste Publishing. She has been in publishing for the past ten years and has helped authors achieve their dreams of creating bound books for generations to come. Several members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society have worked with Lisa to create their books.

Ilene Murray has been engaged in genealogy for more than thirty years. A featured speaker at local  conferences, she teaches genealogy and computer classes and is currently the StLGS publications director and newsletter editor. Ilene has written numerous articles for a variety of genealogical publications and co-authored a book on the early history of University City. She is the co-leader of the society’s annual research trip to Salt Lake City.


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