Family History Writing Workshop at JCCCNC


Corey Oiesen

SAN FRANCISCO — We all have great family stories that are waiting to be written down and preserved for future generations to look back on. Now here’s your chance to learn how to preserve them at “Family History Writing Workshop: Stitching Stories Together” with Corey Oiesen.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown, from 1 to 3 p.m. It is free for Nikkei Family Legacy Project participants, $5 for JCCCNC members, $7 for non-members. RSVPs are required as space is very limited.

As part of the Nikkei Family Legacy Project, the JCCCNC is offering this special workshop that will focus on designing a family history book that will be thorough, accurate and engaging. Attendees will learn how to begin storyboarding and discover techniques to organize their ideas, plan ahead and maximize their time by writing while conducting research. Proving or disproving family myths and legends will also be discussed.

Oiesen is a professional genealogist and founder of Genealogy Heroes, a research consultancy based in Santa Cruz. She has 20 years of experience in editing, 14 in genealogical research and three in French genealogical translation. She earned her certificate in genealogical studies from Boston University in February 2010 and is currently pursuing a certificate in genealogy through Monterey Peninsula College. She holds an MBA in international business from Georgia State University and a B.A. in international studies and French from Virginia Tech University.

For more information or to sign up, call (415) 567-5505 or email [email protected]


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