Thursday, August 18, 2011

Writers' Groups in Genealogy

There are two genealogical societies in Canada which have a writer's group.

They are -

The SouthEast & Winnipeg Branch of the Manitoba Genealogical Society

They have just started their group, and they say “The focus of each meeting will be to help and support each other’s desire to write about our families”.
They say that they will be “Exploring writing techniques — how to find and develop a theme, how to add details to catch the reader’s interest, and how to tighten or expand our writing.

Everyone with a willingness to write and share is welcome! Bring a notebook and your favourite pen to write with”.

Contact Virginis Braid at for more information.

The other society which I know has a writing group is -

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, and they hold their meetings right after the regular monthly meeting on Saturday morning at the Library and Archives Canada,5th floor cafeteria.

They are a Special Interests Groups and they meet from 11:45 am to 2:30 pm.

They say that they are “Open to BIFHSGO members who want feedback on writing their family history or memoirs, the Writing Group meets after the monthly BIFHSGO Saturday meetings. We bring extra copies of our writing to share with members. Most of us also bring a lunch to eat before we begin our”.

The website is at, you can contact them at

Are there any more writing groups out there? If there are, write and tell us about the group.

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