Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Community Outreach Free Workshops

Utah Association of Personal Historians
in association with the Salt Lake County Library System

"Involving your family 
in your personal history"

This winter and  spring Utah APH members will present workshops at the following Salt Lake County Libraries:

Columbus Center Library 
2530 South 500 East 
801- 944-7656

Monday,  3 February, 7 - 8:30 pm
Monday, 3 March, 7 - 8:30 pm
Monday, 7 April, 7 - 8:30 pm


Millcreek Center Library 
2266 E. Evergreen Ave.

Tuesday, 18 February, 7 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, 18 March, 7 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, 15 April, 7 - 8:30 pm


Magna Library 
2675 South 8950 West
Monday, 24 February, 7 - 8:30 pm
Monday, 31 March, 7 - 8:30 pm
Monday, 28 April, 7 - 8:30 pm


Whitmore Library
2197 East Fort Union Boulevard

Thursday, 13 February, 7 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, 13 March, 7 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, 10 April, 7 - 8:30 pm

Come with pen and paper - and even with your own history - 
to learn and share the following:

  • Inspiring your family to help in preparing and preserving your personal or family history
  • Making your story into something that others will want to read
  • Adding historical and social context -  and other information to your story
  • The process of editing, publishing, and printing your story
  • Modern ways to share your story with your family 

Each library will host three distinct workshop sessions.  You are invited to attend workshops at any or all of these libraries.  

Please contact us with any questions.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference

The Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians (Utah APH) invites you to Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference.

We are excited to host an in-depth personal history conference to encourage more people to tell their life stories and preserve them for future generations.

Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference is set for Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City, Utah. You are welcome to join us!

Pre-conference Seminar for Personal Historians on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  is designed especially for personal historians (and those who might like to be).  Two outstanding guest speakers/authors will participate at our event, Mary O'Brien Tyrrell and Dawn Thurston.

At Saturday’s conference (11/3), Mary will give the keynote address and Dawn will speak to the topic, “Put Yourself in Your Life Story.”

Four workshop options will be presented by Utah APH team members at the conference. You can choose two of the following:

  1. Recording with Electronic Media – Is It Right for You?
Explore audio and video recording as an option for your story. This workshop includes tips for creating a quality CD or DVD, the practical matter of equipment and costs, and a sample interview. Want to be a guinea pig?
Presenters: Dave Homer and Don Walton

  1. Creating a Book – Tips and Resources for Design and Production
A printed record is priceless. Learn helpful tips and available resources to help start and finish your project, guidelines for identifying and scanning photographs, book design and publication options for your budget.
            Presenters: John Catron and Don Hancock

  1. Current Events of the Past – Connecting Story to Historical and Social Events
Welcome the reader into your world! Begin with a timeline of life events and weave significant historical happenings into your story. Explain everyday life with bits of social history, and fill in the memory gaps with a little research. Workshop examples will give you ideas.
            Presenters: Elsa Jean Ewer and Linda Tucker

  1. Writing Your Story, One Hat at a Time
Writing about your life can be fun instead of frustrating. Start the process with a memory and move ahead, one step at a time. Clarify your objectives and learn your most important role in turning memories into stories.
            Presenters: Paulette Stevens and Tabitha Thompson

For more event details, click this link:  Utah APH - Fall Personal History Conference
Out-of-town guests who mention the conference can enjoy special, double king and queen bed room rates at the Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites in West Valley – or 801 736-2000.  Use our special registration code for online registrations - UAPH12

Life stories can link us to generations of children. Join us at the personal history conference and make your legacy count!

Make Your Story Count! Personal History Conference - Saturday November 3 - $85

Seminar - for professionals and those who want to be - Friday November 2 -   $70

Combined ticket - for both - 
the Friday seminar and Saturday conference - $130

To register for the conference and to purchase “Oliver!” tickets, please click the blue ball below.

If you have any trouble with registering electronically, 
or if you would prefer to register by phone, 
please call Dave Homer at 801-641-4617,
or e-mail us at


Several members of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians, June 2012

"The 2010 Utah APH conference at Westminster College was one of the best things I ever went to." - Lynette Anderson

Questions? Contact us at or call Paulette Stevens at 801-261-5203.

We appreciate our corporate sponsors and supporting institutions:

Please contact us at if you would like to be a sponsor.


Thanks to our parent organization, the Association of Personal Historians, for their continuing support.

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