Every heirloom, whether it is something as personal as a hand-made quilt or as utilitarian as a much-used tool, has history. Learn how to craft a story around a family artifact before that history is lost and a once treasured object ends up in a garage sale because no one remembers its past. Examples of the various methods of crafting such stories will be given along with display of the actual heirlooms. Tips on preserving elderly artifacts such as documents and fabric items discussed. Quilt Preservation and Cleaning Antique Glass handouts.
Every family has its share of secrets and scandals. The question is whether or not to record such information. This program examines the pros and cons of reporting life’s untidy facts, using an example of personal research. Humorous example of “crafty wording” handout.
All genealogists have ancestor legends to tell; however, sometimes just getting started crafting those stories seems insurmountable. This program shares a few simple tricks used by professional writers to sit down, stay focused, and spur creativity. A short exercise involves audience participation.
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