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We all have a story to tell!

January 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lansing United Church
Beecroft Rd & Poyntz Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 1K4
Free. Visitors welcome
We all have a story to tell! @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Speakers: Marian Press, Sheelagh Hysenaj, Carol Nichols and Diana Varma

We all have a story to tell! This meeting will give you insight on how best to tell yours.

Our presentation will take on a different format than the usual. We have three presenters who have published their family stories in various formats, and we have one print professional who will give us the scoop on the various methods of publishing our stories.

Each family historian has a unique method for getting their stories out there. Marian Press has created a traditional family history book, Sheelagh Hysenaj publishes genealogy stories in her local newspaper as well as having published a book, and Carol Nichols will speak to her unique family history brochures. Diana Varma, print professional from Ryerson University, will give us an overview of how and where to get our stories out there. They will have examples of their work for us to view.

Each presenter will outline their methods and then we will have an interactive discussion in a panel-like setting. Please bring your questions as we are expecting some lively discussions!

There will be a break with light refreshments.

Marian Press, Toronto: Marian is a retired academic librarian. She is a frequent speaker at genealogical workshops and conferences and a writer on family history topics. She teaches courses on various aspects of the use of online resources for genealogy for the Toronto Branch of OGS.

Sheelagh Hysenaj, Toronto: Sheelagh has been a member of Toronto Branch since 2013 and has presented at the Branch in the past. Sheelagh is a regular contributor to her home community newspaper, Apsley Backroads.

Carol Nichols, Toronto: Carol is a retired teacher who enjoyed a career in Scarborough. After retiring, she started researching her husband’s family with her sister-in-law and niece, back to the early days of the American colonies.  Realizing very little was known or recorded about her own family history, she has researched all her lines back to England, Ireland and Scotland. She has traveled, met relatives and learned so much about their stories. Now she is writing and sharing what she has learned with family. She enjoys helping others beginning their addiction to family history.

Diana Varma, Markham: Diana is an award winning instructor at The School of Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University, teaching both print management and book making. She is a columnist with Graphic Arts Magazine, a monthly publication for the print industry with over 130 articles published to date.

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