Franco-American Centre forum to focus on publishing family’s genealogy

The Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine will host a presentation and discussion on how to publish a family’s genealogy on Saturday, June 18.

“Exploring the Possibility of Publishing your Family’s Story,” will be held from 10 a.m.–noon at Crossland Hall.

Participants will learn about the different ways to publish their family’s unique history from professional editor and author Denise Larson.

Larson has worked at the American Foreign Service Association and in international sales, legislative research, library services, journalism and — for the past decade — writing, editing and publishing.

Her publications include “Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608–1635,” research guides for Genealogical Publishing Co., and numerous articles about history and genealogy for both online and traditional publishers, including Le FORUM.

Discussions will focus on various forms of publishing, including self, online, collaborative and traditional.

The program is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, contact Lisa Michaud at or 581.3789. A limited number of seats is available.