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Sunday, March 9, 2014
MCGS General Meeting at 1:30PM
Improving Your Storytelling
You have intriguing stories about your favorite ancestors stored in your file drawers, your computer and inside your head. Now you want to share them with your family and friends, but their eyes glaze over when you start to talk. Tammy Hepps, our speaker for the March MCGS general meeting, will show you what you might do to fix that.
Tammy, a technologist with a life-long love of genealogy, has developed a program, Treelines, designed to share family history stories and information and get families involved. Her talk will describe the Treelines program and also provide techniques that even the tech-wary can use to develop more interesting and entertaining stories.
As she says on her website: "Treelines turns family trees and unrecorded memories into gorgeous stories your family will love."
Tammy’s outlook involves three points: if we can’t pass on the family history we unearth, it will just get re-buried; we need to be better sharers of information, not just researchers; and that story telling is something humans engage in instinctively and is the right "language" for sharing our findings, not pedigree charts or family group sheets.
Summing up her presentation she says "For those looking for an intro to a cool, new genealogy tool, they’ll get that, and for those disinclined to try new software, there’ll be lots of food for thought about what it means to do family history."
Excerpt from TMC March 2014
Refreshments are at 1:30: and the meeting will start at 2PM at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center . Guests are welcome.
German Special Interest Group
The next German Special Interest Group will meet Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM.
At this time we don't have a group leader but if anyone is interested in taking over this position, it would be very welcome.
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