Spinning Gold: Shaping your Family Research into Compelling Stories with Christine Halvorson
Sunday September 20, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Spinning Gold: Shaping your Family Research into Compelling Stories
with Christine Halvorson
Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. All levels will learn something new!
In this workshop, local author Chris Halvorson will inspire attendees to dust off their boxes of family memorabilia and start mining them for golden stories – true or not. Attendees are encouraged to bring one memorabilia item or a significant photograph from their family to help in the afternoon’s discussion.
Registration is required. Zoom login information will be sent via email prior to the meeting.
Last Fall, Halvorson published a young adult novel, Inmate, very loosely based on her family. She will focus on that book’s genesis, which was her curiosity about the technology behind such websites as ancestry.com. Halvorson will share her research process, the mistakes she’s made, and a bit about the story-writing process. “The work that goes into genealogical research so often never see the light of day beyond, maybe, family members,” she says. “Every family has secrets and stories to tell. It’s a shame to let them molder unseen.”