Genealogy workshop set for Sept. 29

Katie Funk Wiebe and Sara Orr Jones, both of Wichita, will present at “Chasing Your Tale: A Family History and Genealogy Workshop” on Sept. 29 at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel. The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wiebe is the author of “Writing Your Personal or Family History.” She will speak about the how-to of collecting and recording the stories of one’s life. She has written two autobiographies, “The Storekeeper’s Daughter: A Memoir,” and “You Never Gave Me a Name: One Mennonite Woman’s Story.”

Jones is an avid family history researcher, following as many of her ancestral lines as possible. Her presentation will include some unusual sleuthing strategies and how she discovers bits of history “hiding in plain sight.”

The workshop costs $10 per person, which covers a light lunch, composition book, and materials. Registration is due Sept. 25. Call the museum at (620) 367-8200 to register or for more information. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

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