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Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter

  • 08 Sep 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter

Presented by Janis Minor Forté

The value of family newsletters is documented in the vast array of newsletter collections housed in local, state and national libraries, and archives across the nation. Family newsletters provide a rich source of historical information on the growth, development and achievement of a family. From first person interviews to documentation of family events, these treasured publications provide a ‘geographic narrative and photo-genealogy’ of kinship and extended family groups. Following the death of an elder, boxes of family newsletters are often found in the attic or basement of the ancestral home in grandma’s keepsake trunk.

This lecture will discuss ‘the business of the newsletter’. The administrative, management and operational policies, along with the critical issues of designing an impactfull publication are just some of the mandatory dictates. The mission statement along with decisions of whom or what is on the front page are all considerations of importance in family dynamics. The lecture will also present a variety of design formats. From Microsoft Word Doc, to Google forms, to Desktop Publishing, it’s your format choice. Managing the layout, controlling the format and structuring content are issues that require on-going oversight.

The North Suburban Genealogical Society,   P.O. Box 3032,   Glenview IL  60025

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