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BCGS will sponsor obituary writing workshop

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 1:11 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014 2:14 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will sponsor an obituary writing workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. March 15 at the society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. It will be led by BCGS volunteers Jean Cavada and Elaine Newell.

The workshop is entirely free to the general public. Many tips and examples of obituary writing will be discussed. People generally procrastinate about preparing basic details for their loved ones to use at the time of their passing. This workshop is intended to help you prepare what to leave behind for your family in the way of content that you would like used in your own obituary. Another possibility is to use the workshop to learn how to prepare an obituary for someone else.

Those attending should come prepared to do some writing by bringing writing materials.

Although it is not necessary to register in advance, prior reservations to attend would be appreciated in order to best anticipate the size of the group. For further information, call the BCGS at 815-879-3133 or stop by during the regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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