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Writing and Publishing Your Family History
Writing and Publishing Your Family History  (Basics+ Workshop)
Saturday, June 16
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park, MD
Have you been meaning to put pen to paper but aren't sure how to get started? These three presentations offer support for each stage of the work. Your ancestors are counting on you to tell their stories!
Rebecca is a Certified Genealogist (R) and a member of the MGS Executive Board. She is a frequent genealogical speaker, has written articles for the NGS Magazine and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, and recently self-published a book.
Three one-hour lectures by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG (R):
  • Storytelling Steps: Outlining and Formatting
  • Building a Story with Social History
  • Publishing Your Family History: DIY or Professional Production?
You can register online from the link below or download a mail-in registration form. Pre-registration ends on June 1st, but walk-ins are welcome.

The Genetic Genealogist
The Genetic Genealogist  (Fall Seminar)
Saturday, September 22
Double Tree by Hilton Laurel, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Save the date for our next Fall Seminar, when MGS will present a day of DNA, with nationally recognized DNA speaker Blaine Bettinger. Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. Look for more details and registration information in the coming months.

2018 MGS Holiday Luncheon
2018 MGS Holiday Luncheon  (Luncheon)
Saturday, December 1
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Matthew's 1600, 1600 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
Save the date for our 2018 Holiday Luncheon. Join Baltimore historian and educator, Wayne Schaumberg, for an illustrated program entitled "Christmas In Old Baltimore." The talk will focus on some of the great holiday traditions from the 1940s to the 1960s including downtown shopping at the "big four" department stores, visits with Santa, firehouse Christmas gardens, the Hochschild-Kohn's Toytown Parade, the Memorial Stadium Christmas tree sale and many others. Born and raised in the Waverly section of Baltimore, Wayne has been giving tours and illustrated lectures on Baltimore history for over 35 years covering a variety of topics from architecture to the Great Baltimore Fire. Look for more details and registration information in the coming months.