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Sunday, March 22

Family Stories Workshop: Creating Narratives from Family Records

Sunday, March 22, 1 pm Location:  United Irish Cultural Center, St. Francis Room, 2700 45th Avenue @ Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, California Cost: $25/person

MargaretCooleyCrossroads was pleased to once again present author and educator, Margaret Cooley, as she taught this popular facilitated workshop on the research and composition of family histories.

Sometimes all we have left of our ancestors is a photograph, a marriage record or a Mass card. Margaret gave a talk and taught a workshop on how she began without any records, stories or photographs and found enough information to recreate a family story and write a book, The McQueeneys: From Ireland to America.

Participants brought a family photograph or record. Margaret assisted them in using vital records and photographs to begin to tell their family stories and make their own books.

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