Monday, August 12, 2013

Society of Australian Genealogists: August is Family History Month

In 2013 National Family History Week will be trialled as a month long initiative. August is Family History Month, an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). During the month events will be conducted across the country that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects.

A listing of all events taking place during the month, including those being held by SAG, can be found on the National Family History Month website.

Thursday 29 August to 12 September (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Writing Family History - 3 part workshop
A comprehensive 3 week workshop covering writing up your research (or memoir) and preparing your book for printing or publication. Working step-by-step, we will cover formatting/ book style, use of photos, maps, charts, editing, indexing, cover design, registering your book, print quantities, preparing print specifications and obtaining quotes, as well as ways to self-market the book. After publishing 9 of her own books, and now retired, Margaret Szalay offers a self-publishing service,, to help authors finalise and self-publish their work. Presenter - Margaret Szalay. Bookings essential and limited to 20 people. $70 ($105 non-members).