Diane Lindsay - Family Tree Live speaker profile

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21 January 2019
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How to write your family history & the value of reminiscences in researching the past

How to write your family history & the value of reminiscences in researching the past

Diane Lindsay will be speaking on ‘Telling your family story in column inches’ and ‘William Veasey 1822-1899: Crimea veteran, butler and serial husband’ at Family Tree Live

 

Introducing Diane Lindsay’s Friday talk:

‘Telling your family story in column inches’

Regular readers will know and love Family Tree favourite Diane Lindsay’s affectionate, funny and dedicated take on family history. In her presentation, Diane Lindsay will be showing you how you too can weave those family anecdotes, memories, probabilities and the vanished truth to write your own family histories.

Come along and discover ways into writing your family stories in easy bites, without sending your disenchanted family to sleep!

Diane Lindsay will inspire you to overcome your fears and put pen to paper:

  • Worried that you don’t know where to start, or perhaps have too much to say? Diane has solutions.
  • Concerned that you don’t know enough to write? Diane will reveal to you that you know more than you think.
  • Finding hard to plan? Diane will provide you with handy hacks to help you pick a theme, create a mind map, and – best of all – start remembering.
  • Thinking your writing skills aren’t up to it? Diane will show you how to overcome this self-doubt and write a family history to be treasured down the generations.

This talk is for you if you’re keen to write your family history.

Suitable for absolutely all levels of family history experience.

 

Introducing Diane Lindsay’s Saturday talk:

‘William Veasey 1822-1899: Crimea veteran, butler and serial husband’

William Veasey’s story is remarkable, personal, tragic and funny in equal parts. In her presentation Diane Lindsay will show you how, by using contemporary reminiscences of her ancestor, combined with sources solely from the internet, she traced and documented his extraordinary life.

From Leicestershire weaver, to Crimean infantryman, through four marriages and a  butler’s life in Hunstanton Hall, to decorated Chelsea pensioner meeting Edward VIII and a three gun salute at his death, William Veasey’s story is truly remarkable.

Diane Lindsay’s research into this particular ancestor also provided her with a salutary lesson (which she would like to share with you) on the importance of ‘getting round to it’ – by putting that little extra effort into your research, you too may discover so much more.

 

Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

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Diane Lindsay will be speaking about:

‘Telling your family story in column inches’ at 13.45 on Friday 26 April 2019

‘William Veasey 1822-1899: Crimea veteran, butler and serial husband’ at 15.15 on Saturday 27 April 2019

 

PLUS Diane Lindsay will also be taking part in a discussion panel ‘Crash course in writing your family history’ – with Gill Blanchard and Marian Burk Wood. This will be held at 11.30 on Saturday 27 April 2019

 

Mini bio:

Diane Lindsay has been addicted to Family History for more years that she cares to admit, teaches it to anyone who will listen and often slips it cheekily into her creative writing class. She has enough brick walls to keep her going for many years and plans to live long enough to knock down every one. She finds it very hard to take herself too seriously. 

 

How to catch the Family Tree Live talks

The talks are included in your all-inclusive Family Tree Live ticket price. To find out more about this brand new family history event at Alexandra Palace, click here!

 

Plan your day out

To download the programme of talks just click here!

Go to www.family-tree.co.uk click Family Tree Live, then Lectures & Workshops