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Family History Writing SIG

Monday, June 5, 2023, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Zoom Meeting Only

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Sean Furniss
Family History Writing SIG
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We invite you to join us for the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night June 5th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm to review this month's manuscript.


Jenni Ford has prepared an article about Robert Spangler Veach, her grandfather's "Uncle Rob" for review at the June 5th meeting. Rob was one of the telegraphers for the railroad. He studied law at George Washington Univ and Georgetown and was admitted to the bar in 1916.  In October 1918, he died in the Spanish Influenza pandemic at 26 years old. She has letters that Rob wrote from which she has extracted details about his life and elements of his personality.


She hopes to have an article completed for the Veitch Historical Society annual reunion in July - then submit for possible inclusion in The Veitch Chronicle. She expects to add a few photos and pictures of letters and vital records.


We are looking for manuscripts to review at the November 6th, December 4th, and January 2nd meetings. If you have a manuscript you are writing for your family or publication, members of the Family History Writers’ Special Interest Group would enjoy reading and reviewing your family narratives to help you to make them even better.


We are all at different levels of writing skills and experience, and we enjoy helping each other. Whether questions of grammar, comma usage, spelling variations, or those fiendish footnotes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues.


If you wish to be added to the members' list to receive a copy of the draft manuscript by email and join the online meetings, please send your name and email address to SIG co-leader Sean Furniss at


Join us at the online Zoom meeting and see how historical context can be incorporated into family history narratives. See how two stories can be told at once, placing the protagonist in the center of the action, adding suspense, injecting drama, and using dialogue to move the story forward.

Fairfax Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 2290

Merrifield, Virginia 22116-2290