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California Genealogical Society and Library 


Thursday April 21, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM PDT

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California Genealogical Society and Library 
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

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Forever Remembered: Your Autobiography Made Easy with Francine Brevetti

Francine Brevetti, noted journalist, author and biographer will show you how to make the writing of your autobiography easy. Whether you want to leave a legacy for your children or simply thirst to be known – writing your own life story is a great way to savor the richness of your life. In fact, most people shrink from this task. It seems too overwhelming. Francine Brevetti will show you how to make writing your autobiography simple, delicious and illuminating.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
  • Organize yourself to accomplish this project
  • Stimulate memories of the the important moments of your life
  • Discover a discipline to write and keep writing
  • Come to look at your life in a new light
  • The rudiments of research
You’ll leave with:
  • A template that will help you organize your material.
  • Suggestions for tools to use in this healing work.
  • The opportunity to share some of your own memories.
Best of all: You'll get started!


This workshop is limited to 40 participants and is one of the free benefits for CGS members. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the workshop.

Pre-registration is required.  If registering 2 or more people with the same email address, please email the additional names to

Registration confirmations will be sent to the first 40 participants who register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Walk-ins will not be admitted.