The last weekend in March I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Fairfax Genealogical Society. What a great group of people!
The first talk was to their general membership meeting on the Thursday evening. We had a great time talking about Turning Family Trees into Family Treasures. We looked at creating family history books, family newsletters and other creative ways to share your research.
One woman commented that she is good at research and at organization, but not at writing the story. We were able to recognize that if she can find a new piece of the genealogical puzzle, and come to the meeting and explain to me how that has changed her understanding of her family history, or has filled in the details, then she is able to write the story. She simply needs to write as if she were speaking.
The four remaining talks were all on Scottish genealogy and were part of the Spring Conference. Basic Scottish Research, Lesser Known Databases for Scottish Research, Tracking Your Scots Emigrant Ancestor and Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland.
It was great to be able to share hints and tips, give away credits to ScotlandsPeople and to share stories with these wonderful Scots descendants.
Thank You Fairfax!