“Writing Your Family History” with the GGG

This Thursday, June 5, the German Genealogy Group meeting features Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer speaking on the difficult task of writing your family history. The talk will cover everything from choosing a focus and title, the many different formats in which to publish, and everything from writing tips to analysis of evidence, what facts and details to include and what to eliminate from the finished product.  The meeting will take place at the Hicksville VFW Hall – Post 3211 320 S. Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY 11801 at 7:30pm.  For more information, visit the New York Family History School Calendar, or contact the German Genealogy Group.

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer has a master’s degree in library science and a graduate certificate in archives. Most recently, she was the reference librarian at The Culinary Institute of America for eleven years. She has been doing genealogical research since 1979, and has been Vice President for Programs and Vice President for Publicity for the Dutchess County [New York] Genealogical Society since 1988. She is a member of several genealogical and professional societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, and state and local societies. Her training as a librarian is useful to her in developing talks about research for genealogists.

Ms. Crawford-Oppenheimer’s book, Long Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History from Home, was published by Betterway Books in 2000. Articles she has written have appeared in, among other magazines, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, and Family Tree Magazine. She writes a column for the Armstrong County [PA] Genealogy Club Quarterly.


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