Family Historians Ahoy!
The Family Tree can be transformed into a fascinating document for future generations and the Noosa Library is about to help family historians with a special workshop programmed for Monday, August 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm.
'How to write an amazing Family History - that even your grandkids will read' will be conducted by 2001 Australian Antarctic Expedition writer Hazel Edwards. The nationally and internationally recognised author has written 160 books for adults and children including, 'Writing a Non-boring Family History'.
Hazel Edwards says that many retirees become interested in writing their family stories for their children or grandchildren and this workshop is aimed at those who have great yarns to pass on but need to shape them for younger listeners or readers.
Noosa Library Services Manager Kerri Contini commented today that due to rapid technological and cultural change, the need to translate the past for younger family members has become essential. "The young people live in a different world and future generations will want to know how things worked 'back then'. For example, instead of digital and iPod words such as 'wireless' and 'ice chest' were more common in our own parents' or grandparents' days," said Ms Contini.
Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Warren Pitt MP recently announced that Noosa Library was successful in gaining funding to assist with running a Family History writing workshop during Seniors Week - and this is the result.
Cost of participation will be $25.00, morning and afternoon tea will be provided, but lunch will be a BYO affair. Bookings should be made with the Library on 5442 4411.