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Family History Writing SIG

Monday, October 2, 2023, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Zoom Meeting

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Event Contact(s):
Sean Furniss
Family History Writing SIG
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We invite you to join us for the meeting of the FxGS Family History Writing SIG online Zoom meeting on Monday night, October 2nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Zoom meeting room will open about 6:30 pm. Feel free to come early to chat if you want.

Fran Millhouser has prepared an article about Seth Washburn of Marietta, Ohio, with information from her summer research trip. This is intended for the periodical of the Washington County (Ohio) Historical Society, The Tallow Light as well as family members. It covers a period in the life of my g-g-g-grandfather, Seth Washburn (1776-1858) when he left Bridgewater, Mass and migrated to Marietta, Ohio. He lived there from 1797 to 1809, married in 1803, and returned to Bridgewater after the death of his first wife in 1809 in Marietta.

We are looking for manuscripts to review at the Nov 6, Jan 2, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, and June 3 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