The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Invites you to attend


 A WriterÕs Workshop

for the Irish Researcher


Many genealogists are very skilled at gathering information about their ancestors.  Facts alone, however, are only a skeleton of their forefatherÕs lives.  A beautiful and well-written family history will put flesh on an ancestor's bones.  It will become a family heirloom that will be cherished for generations to come.  Our workshop will help participants achieve this goal.


Saturday, April 16, 2011 Room 111, South Academic Bldg.

Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable MA




9:00 AM: Registration & Welcome – Continental breakfast with coffee, juice and assorted muffins.  Bottled water available all day. (Included in the cost of registration).


9:30 AM: Writing a Page-Turning (But True) Family History By Leslie Huber.

Are you tired of writing family stories that put you to sleep after one page?  Learn techniques to make your family history a page-turner without consigning it to the fiction section.


10:30 AM: Question and Answer Period


11:30 AM Lunch Break - Deli lunch with assorted sandwiches and wraps, cape cod chips, homemade cookies, and assorted soft drinks (Included in the cost of registration).  During lunch we will hold a story-share session. Participants can read or tell an interesting family story.


12:30 PM Thinking Outside the Text – Effectively Combining Text and Images By Steve Chidester. If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a page of effectively integrated text and images is worth even more. This workshop will show you how to choose font types and sizes, scan pictures for best results, choose picture shapes, sizes and layouts and discuss some dos and donÕts for a professional looking result.


1:30 PM Question & Answer Period


2:15 PM Wrap-up






Leslie Aubrecht Huber is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker with more than 100 articles published in magazines such as Ancestry and Family Tree Magazine. She has a BA from Brigham Young University and a MA from the University of Wisconsin and works as a professional genealogist. In this capacity Leslie has lectured to dozens of genealogy groups throughout the U.S. LeslieÕs family history, The Journey Takers, is a model for how to write an interesting family story. She has a web site at


Steve Chidester started working on his family history when he was 11 years old and he has been working on it ever since. With his avid interest in history, genealogy and biography, Steve has found many varied and interesting ways to document and preserve family history. For 20 years Steve has taught these techniques to many family history groups throughout New England.


Directions to Cape Cod Community College

Take route 6 on Cape Cod to exit 6 in West Barnstable MA. Drive Northwest on Iyannough Road for 600 feet. Turn right into the CCCC campus. Use parking lot 4 to access room 111 in the South Academic Building. Walk up the ramp to the building and use the elevator to get to the first floor.  Follow the signs to room 111. Handicapped parking is available at the top of the ramp next to the building.


You must be a member in 2011 to be eligible for this workshop. Membership information is available at:




$50.00 Includes Breakfast and Lunch              Total Enclosed: _____________________




Street ______________________________________ City, State, Zip _____________________


Email ______________________________ Phone # _______________________TIARA # _______________


Make check payable to: TIARA and mail to: The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Writers Workshop, 2120 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466


If you wish to charge your registration, please complete the following:


Credit Card Type: _________________ Expiration Date ______ Security Code _______


Credit Card # ____________________ Name as it appears on the card: ____________________                  


If you prefer to give this information on the phone, check here. _______