Writing a Register-Style Sketch

Emily Sienkiewicz

Do you have notebooks, digital files, and family tree programs full of information you’d like to write up for your family? Whether you just want to write about your grandparents, write an article, or compile a whole book, the Register style is a widely used genealogical format that has been used for more than 150 years. Moving from the past toward the future, generation-by-generation, the basic building block of the system is the family sketch—treating a couple and their children in an organized and interesting way. Join Senior Genealogist and author Kyle Hurst to learn how to use our new Register-style template and present your family history research in an understandable way. For details see …

Writing Your Family History for the Nonwriter

Amanda Meeks

Steve Szabados kicks off our ‘Write it Down!’ genealogy author series. If we do not preserve the memories and stories of our ancestors for future generations, who will? Were your ancestors royalty or members of the working class? Were they rich or barely surviving? Whoever they were, we need to preserve their memory. Genealogist and author Steve Szabados will discuss how to transform your research efforts into a written family history. Learn a method to easily save your information and tips to help bring your ancestors back to life. Prize drawings for Szabados’ book will be held at the end of the event. This program is available in a Zoom webinar format. Please register in …

Memoir Writing Club

Amanda Meeks

The Memoir Writing Club offers members a comfortable forum for sharing stories of important events, friendships, and family history. Do you have memories that you would like to share? Come join the Plainfield Public Library’s Memoir Writing Club. Before a session, participants write down their memories – creating a Memoir. During meetings, members share what they’ve written on a topic. At the end of each meeting the group chooses an optional topic for the next session, but individual members are free to write about whatever inspires them. Topic: end of the year holidays Past meeting discussions have involved educational or school experiences, favorite places, growing up in Plainfield, holidays, games, reunions, travel, and more! Registration …

Memoir Writing Club

Amanda Meeks

The Memoir Writing Club offers members a comfortable forum for sharing stories of important events, friendships, and family history. Do you have memories that you would like to share? Come join the Plainfield Public Library’s Memoir Writing Club. Before a session, participants write down their memories – creating a Memoir. During meetings, members share what they’ve written on a topic.  At the end of each meeting the group chooses an optional topic for the next session, but individual members are free to write about whatever inspires them. Past meeting discussions have involved educational or school experiences, favorite places, growing up in Plainfield, holidays, games, reunions, travel, and more! This is a HYBRID in-person/ZOOM program PRE-REGISTRATION …