This past Saturday, May 11 the Dane County Area Genealogical Society had an awesome presentation by Cynthia Marie Hoffman, author and poet called “Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones”.
Her book of poetry and genealogy,
‘Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones’, chronicles the genealogical research Hoffman and her mother conducted in 2008, which included visits to some of her ancestors’ homes and many of their graves.
Cynthia is the author of the three poetry collections -Sightseer, Paper Doll Fetus, and Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones, as well as the chapbook Her Human Costume.
Hoffman is the recipient of a Diane Middlebrook Fellowship in Poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board, and a Director’s Guest fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. She has taught creative writing and composition at George Mason University, the University of Wisconsin, and Edgewood.
I was referred to Cynthia by a client I did work for in Madison, WI. An example of how genealogy can bring people together and build a community, which we are all part of in history.
My most recent Guest Blog article is now available: Thanks Katherine Schober for the opportunity to submit.
Just finished a guest newsletter article on finding source records for Chicago 19th century German Ancestors.
Visited Paris and Notre Dame in April 2014. Sad to learn this afternoon that this historic landmark has burned hours ago.
Dana Kelly, of the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society spoke on will DNA tests and learn how to analyze them for the utmost results.
We had 53 members participate today. Great turnout and wonderful speaker.
Very pleased Bob
Very nice group and excellent questions. Total participants nearly 30. It was a pleasure to provide genealogical knowledge to an active audience.
43rd Annual Symposium by Society for German-American Studies through UW-Max Kade Institute.
“German in America: Words, Sounds, and Images”
11–13 April 2019
REGISTER NOW for…
two days of over 50 presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics that span the spectrum of the German-American experience, including art, music, language, literature, media and publications, history, folklore, heritage, religion, immigration, and much more;
a tour of the German-American holdings of the Wisconsin Historical Society; a tour of the Max Kade Institute and exhibit on “The Wisconsin German Experience;”the SGAS Banquet.
You can find the full Symposium Program at https://sgas.org/symposium/symposium-program/