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Schulenburg completes successful preserving your family history course

New course will begin Oct. 5

June 7, 2016

Twelve Blinn College-Schulenburg campus students recently learned techniques for documenting and sharing their family stories as part of the College’s latest community education course.

The eight-week course, Preserving Your Family History, was taught by Fayette County author Elaine Thomas, who showed the students how to plan, research, organize, write and produce a compelling collection of family memories.

“The desire to tell our stories in a way that would interest and satisfy is what brought us together,” said student Gayle Clemons Newkirk of Bastrop. “Elaine gave us examples of different ways to present our stories and guided us through the processes which would lead to the best finished products. She has especially taught us how to use our voices as an instrument to tell the stories of those who can’t tell them for themselves.”

Schulenburg will offer another Preserving Your Family Story course from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 30. Thomas will again instruct the $79 course.

For more information or to register, contact Loraine Orellana at 979-743-5237 or

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