Napa Valley Genealogical Society, Finding Family: How to Tell Ancestral Stories Your Loved Ones Will Want to Read | Lifestyles

The Napa Valley Genealogical Society presents “How to Write Ancient Stories That Your Loved Ones Will Want to Read,” a Zoom talk by Pam Vestal on October 21.

The monthly meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. and the program at 1:30 p.m.

Part of the fun of genealogy is sharing findings with loved ones. Learn how to bring dry genealogical facts to life, choose a compelling story structure, improve the quality of your writing, and present what you have written in an engaging way. Create a compelling story from the names, dates and places of our ancestors. The facts don’t change, but how we describe them makes all the difference.

Pam Vestal became a genealogist and professional speaker after a 20-year career as a writer. His articles have been published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the Forum magazine of FGS. She lectures from coast to coast, specializing in turning genealogical research into illustrated stories.

Guests are encouraged to register and attend the meeting. Go to “Upcoming Events” on napagensoc.org. Click on: “How to write ancestral stories that your loved ones will want to read” and “Subscribe”.

Society members will receive the Zoom link and do not need to register.

Our NVGS Library is located at 1701 Menlo Ave., Napa Current library hours are Wednesdays 11 am to 2 pm. Search by appointment is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Contact [email protected] or 707-252-2252 for an appointment.

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