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Jul 05

Genealogy Writing and Publishing Workshop

Saturday, Aug. 13 2011 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation’s Genealogy Writing and Publishing Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. The all-day workshop is designed to provide assistance to authors and publishers who anticipate applying for a publishing grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation. The foundation gives grants for publishing genealogical data about citizens who lived in Georgia prior to 1851. The workshop can be highly beneficial for seasoned authors, as well as those who may wish to become genealogy authors.

In a day-long series of presentations, instructors Linda Woodward Geiger and Vivian Price will provide ideas and advice on the expectations the Taylor Foundation has when considering grant applications.

The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. with sign-in and refreshments, followed by opening comments at 8:45 a.m. From 9 a.m. to noon, Ms. Geiger will present “A Hands-on Abstracting Workshop, Working with Wills, Deeds, Newspapers and Miscellaneous Documents.”

Lunch, soft drinks and desserts will be provided, courtesy of the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation. Although the seminar is free, pre-registration is required.

From 1-4 p.m., Ms. Price will present “Building a Book – Let Your Computer Do the Hard Parts,” a discussion on the mechanics of publishing, making PDF files and indexing.

Seating is limited! If you wish to attend, please complete the form to register.

Sponsored by the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation

Hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Seminar location: 101 Auburn Ave., N. E., Atlanta, Ga.

For more information about the Taylor Foundation and the grant process, visit this Web site: www.taylorfoundation.org.

Information on the Auburn Avenue Research Library may be found at http://www.afpls.org/aarl.

PLEASE NOTE: The R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation gives grants only for publishing books containing Georgia data of use to genealogists. The foundation does not fund family or local histories. Taylor seminars are designed primarily for grant seekers and those considering applying for grants, although some of the information may be of use to others.