Showing posts with label Lynn Palermo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lynn Palermo. Show all posts

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Family History Writing Challenge

I just read this on Lynn Palermo's Canadian blog The Armchair Genealogists, and I thought I would pass it along to my readers –

“The Family History Writing Challenge returns for the third year of motivating family historians dedicating daily time for writing their family history stories.

Family historians wishing to take up the torch of writing their stories are encouraged to put down the microfilm and pick up the pen for the month of February, and start writing their family history stories.

Upon signing up for The Family History Writing Challenge, participating members are invited to declare a goal in the form of a word count and to commit to completing that word count during the 28 days in February. In exchange for the commitment, Lynn Palermo, Canadian blooger at The Armchair Genealogist will host of the month long challenge will send out daily newsletters that include motivational messages, writing lessons, along with instructional guest posts by leading genealogists, published authors and editors.

Lynn Palermo states, “by committing to a daily word count my hope is for all participants to make substantial headway in their family history writing goals and to create long lasting writing habits that will carry them forward throughout 2013.”

Lynn encourages members to sign up early to take advantage of the January newsletters that will help participants organize themselves to begin writing on February 1st. A forum for the event is available to participants who want to exchange ideas, struggles and successes in a more intimate atmosphere.

Special guest authors include certified genealogist, author and writing instructor Sharon DeBartolo Carmack from www.NonfictionHelp.com and author, speaker, genealogist and writing instructor Lisa Alzo from The Accidental Genealogist. Guest posts also include writer, educator, historian Biff Barnes Editor at Stories to Tell Books, author and writing coach Tami Koenig from Your Story Coach and Mariann S. Regan, author of the family memoir Into The Briar Patch blog. Lynn Palermo suggests participants should watch for future developments in coming weeks, as this list was not complete at press time.

Family historians who wish to participate in the challenge can sign up or learn more about the challenge at The Family History Writing Challenge website. The event will run from February 1st-February 28th”.

You can contact Lynn at lynn@thearmchairgenealogist.com, or go to her blog The Armchair Genealogist at www.thearmchairgenealogist.com to sign up for The Family History Writing Challenge.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Canadian Bloggers will be at RootsTech 2012

I have deviated from the usual New/Improved Canadian Websites and Blogs for the week, so that I can wish our Canadian Official Bloggers the very best at the RootsTech 2012 in Salt Lake City starting Thursday.

We have two Official Bloggers going to RootTech (that I know of right now), and they are -

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/01/rootstech-presentation-international.html Lorine McGinnis Schulze is subbing for Joan Miller, and will be present at an International Panel slated to present a discussion of Social Media at Rootstech 2012.

It will be her second year at RootsTech, and usually does interviews – so watch for her!


Lynn Palermo The Armchair Genealogist http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/ This will be Lynn's first RootsTech, and she is planning great things at the conference. She has carried a number of posts already on RootTech. So check out her site.

As for me, as many of you know, I am a great RootsTech follower, and this year there will be streaming videos of all the keynote speakers at http://rootstech.org/downloads, and there will sessions that will be covered. 


Friday, December 9, 2011

Canadian Genealogist Will Be on The Radio!

Canadian genealogist Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist will be on GeneaBloggers Radio tonight at 9:00 pm EST as she and other guests talk with host Thomas MacEntee about Genealogy Gift Guide.

It says that in the new year, she will be hosting The Family History Writing Challenge in February, a series of new blog posts about turning a Family History blog into a book, and ebook offerings in 2012.

So read her always informative blog at www.thearmchairgenealogist.com, and listen to her this evening at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/2011/12/10/genealogy-gift-guide