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Genealogy as Story: Turning Dry Genealogy Findings into Narrative

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Genealogy as Story: Turning Dry Genealogy Findings into Narrative – Some Whys and Wherefores from a Family History Blogger

by Dr William Lindsey, Heritage Seeker Member

Drawing on his experience of maintaining a family history blog that takes years of genealogical research findings and turns them into narratives about his ancestors, Bill Lindsey will talk about the importance of narrative to genealogy, and how to find and write stories of our ancestors based on the data we discover as we research.

William D. (Bill) Lindsey is a Little Rock native who holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University, an M.A. in English from Tulane University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Michael’s College of the Toronto School of Theology. Among other published works, he’s the author of Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher, which won the Booker-Worthen prize in 2014; and (with William L. Russell and Mary Ryan) A Family Practice: The Russell Doctors and the Evolving Business of Medicine, 1799-1989.

Bill maintains a genealogical blog in which his goal is to place online his research of nearly fifty years. The blog is called Begats and Bequeathals: A Southern U.S. Family Documented and is found here:

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Zoom meeting video:
0:26:15 Meeting
0:43:20 Presentation
1:28:40 Questions and Answers
2:12:07 End



February 13
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Heritage Seekers Genealogy Club
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