Family History Writers' Special Interest Group

  • 23 Feb 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Room B, Terre Haute, IN

Family History Writers' Special Interest Group

       facilitated by   

    VCPL Staff

        Tuesday, February 23, 2016         

 Vigo County Public Library Room B 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Family History Writers' Special Interest Group is schedule to meet at the Vigo County Public Library on ten consecutive Tuesdays from January through October 2016.  During the winter months the class will meet in the afternoon and  in the evenings during the summer months.  Those unable to attend a meeting will be able to keep in contact through a FreeForums account set up for our group by the library.

If you are interested in joining this special interest group, please email

Anna Sayers, VCPL Special Collections Manager, "would encourage individuals from every writing level to come to the class. Those without much experience will be able to start from the ground up with other writers, and those with more experience can share their writing to get valuable feedback.  It’s important to remember writing is never going to be perfect on the first attempt. It takes time, but it does get easier with experience. 

Anna also states "Many people are intimidated at the thought of writing creatively. Telling a creative story about your family’s history can be even more overwhelming. Not only is it important to include the correct genealogical information, but it is just as important that the narrative is compelling to the reader. Here, attendees will have the ability to learn about different ways they can go about creating a creative family history piece, they will be able to workshop their writings with like-minded individuals to find out what works well and what may need improvement, and they will be able to bounce ideas off of each other."









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Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


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