Writing Workshop: Writing Obituaries – An Historical Document – ROEN

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Writing Workshop: Writing Obituaries – An Historical Document – ROEN

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We will discuss strategies for writing obituaries that will help future family historians as they conduct research on their ancestors. We will discuss some examples that exemplify some of these strategies. If time permits, we will also begin to draft obituaries during the session, and we will share a few of them (so please bring paper and pen or a laptop).

Duane Roen has been tracing his roots since his teenage years, building a database with more than 32,000 ancestors. He and his wife, Maureen Roen, have also been recording their family history since 1978 by writing more than 19,000 daily journal entries on their children and other family members. Combining his professional and personal interests, Duane worked with colleagues to establish courses on writing and recording family history at Arizona State University. He also is founding coordinator of the Project for Writing and Recording Family History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU.

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Date:
February 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MST
Event Category:
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