My friend Marion is teaching a free class this Saturday at the Kensington branch of the Family History Center. Anyone who is in the local MD/DC/VA area should take the time to see this presentation. I blogged about her book awhile ago, and I’ll toot her horn a little to say her book was a finalist in the 2012 National Indie Book Awards in the African-American Non-Fiction category.
Her’s her description and more info on the class:
Learn how you can take an active role in preserving the history of the communities where your ancestors lived. The class is taught by Marion Woodfork Simmons, a family and community historian who self-published the book Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969. She will use her experience to provide tools, tips and resources to empower ordinary people to research, document and preserve local history.
What You Will Learn:
1. How to select a topic.
2. Resources and repositories to use when performing research.
3. How to analyze and verify information.
4. Various methods for documenting local history.
5. Where to donate historically significant items.
The class is FREE but you must register.
For further information and registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-587-0042.
“Preserving Local History”
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Washington DC Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, MD 20895