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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall Conference -- Valerie Elkins


Valerie Elkins -- Finding Your Japanese Ancestors
How do you find your Japanese ancestors when you don’t speak or read the language, or when no records are available online? The Japanese are wonderful record-keepers! Learn how to find and access these valuable records that will fill your family tree in no time.
(Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Valerie Elkins --The Magic of Storytelling
Do your families and friends love hearing your genealogy research stories? Or does bringing up the “G” word empty the room faster than a cat in a room full of rockers? Family history is really not only about finding another name to add to pedigree charts. It is also about binding our family’s hearts with the stories of their heritage. Stories full of love and loss, happiness and devastation, heroics, valor and even shame - stories that can provide strength and courage to present and future generations. Our Family History stories need to be told and told well! If our families are not interested in our family history – maybe we are not telling our stories right… every family has great stories waiting to be told. You are invited to attend this session to discover how to find the magic in your family history stories!
(Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Valerie Elkins -- Finding Your Family Stories
What do you do if you didn’t inherit family stories or you just want to find new ones?
We invite you to this session to learn the tips and tricks of how to weave and craft a story from history, documents, and other surprising sources into your personal and family stories and make the past come alive!
(Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Valerie Elkins -- Interest in Pinterest: Pinning Your Family History

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