SCGS Writers Group

Special Interest Group

SCGS has begun a second special interest group (SIG), once again a spin-off from Discussion Group.  This group will focus on Writing Your Story and is appropriate for all levels of genealogists and writers.  We all have stacks and notebooks, file folders, and file drawers full of statistical information about our ancestors.  Who is really going to read all this?  Probably nobody.  But if you can get it into a prose format that has interesting details along with the statistical data, your siblings, children and grandchildren may find it as fascinating as you do.

Whether you are thinking of a multi-generational tome or a short-story length narrative about one ancestor, we can help you get your thoughts organized and establish a plan for your writing project.  And there's no time like the present!

The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at various locations around the County.  You are welcome to join us and share your ideas even if you do not care to have a meal.

Please contact Marilyn McMahon at for more information.

Come join us on:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:00 noon
Location:  Pizza Palace
                 Millsboro, Delaware
The restaurant is located at the south end of the Food Lion shopping center on 113

Tom Dempsy will moderate the March meeting and lead a discussion on creating an Ethical Will.  Marilyn has asked everyone to work on an Ethical Will to discuss at the meeting.  An Ethical Will is a statement of your values, the things you hold to be important in life, such as open-mindedness or determination.  It is intended to be passed on to your family, so they will know what values you considered to be important in your life.  This would be something to give your family expressing how you view your life and to help them understand your future wishes.   Bring your draft Will or samples of your writing to share with others.

Future Meetings

Date and Time:    Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 12:00 Noon
 Location:            To be announced

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