Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sharing Our Research With Others to be Topic of January Meeting

The holidays are behind us... A new year is here and it is time to refocus on our genealogical discoveries. Did you make any resolutions relating to your research this year?  Did you give any thought to how you will share your findings with family members and others? If so, you are going to be excited about our January meeting topic. If you have not given thought to sharing your findings, this meeting will give you lots to think about!

In the words of Ralph Wadleigh, "One of the hardest things we genealogists have to accomplish is to find a way to share our findings. One way is writing about certain ancestors and sharing the results with current family members."
Combining  timelines and  historical events that affected his ancestors lives, with the family events he had discovered, as well as the family stories that have been passed down, he was able to build a biographical sketch to share with his family.

At our January meeting, Ralph will present the process he used and will encourage us to share our own findings with our family members by using his suggestions.

Many of you may recognize Ralph Wadleigh, as the former president of the Falmouth Genealogical Society, a position he held for a number of years. He is a retired banker and has been an amateur genealogist for the past 20 years. He is the author of a number of published articles in NEHGRegister (journal of the New England Historic Genealogical Society) and the CT Nutmegger (journal of the Connecticut Genealogical Society). He has also been active with NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Consortium), serving as a board member for that organization.

We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Brewster Ladies Library, Rte 6A, Brewster, at 10am.
As always, coffee, tea, and donuts will be available before the meeting, so plan to come 15 or 20 minutes early and socialize with our members.

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