Special Guest Speaker  Anette Holt Bratsberg
Sustain Your Legacy - Write Your Family History!
Friday: 9 am and 1 pm
Saturday: 9 am

 The most valuable thing we can give to our family and those who come after us is a true first-hand account of our lives. If your story isnít written down, it will disappear. You have the opportunity to give your unique story to your children and grandchildren. Many people are interested in writing their life stories, but find it difficult to get started or challenging to figure out how to structure such an extensive and important project. Others may find it hard to complete the writing process, add photos, and get their story printed. It might be easier than you imagine! Anette Holt Bratsberg is your life history intermediary, here to help you along the way.

 Anette will teach a hands-on class on writing your family history. She has years of experience and unique expertise that she will gladly share with you.  During a two-hour class, you will be guided through the process of writing your own life story.  You will learn techniques for putting the important memories and stories down on paper to keep them alive for generations to come. There will be three different sessions offered at stevne.  A $15 fee, payable to Anette at stevne, will be charged to cover the cost of materials you will receive.  You need to sign up in advance on the registration form if you plan to attend. 

Anette was born in Norway and lives in Skien in Telemark, Norway.  Her greatest interest is talking about and listening to how people live, and have lived, their lives. She has written more than 70 life story books in Norway and founded the Norwegian company Vita Veritas in 2005.  Vita Veritas helps people document their life stories so that they can be handed down from generation to generation. Anette has given classes at Norway House in Minneapolis. She has also been doing genealogy for many years and can give you pointers on how to use the Norwegian sources to help you find your Norwegian ancestors.

*If you think you may be interested in a 6-day intensive writing class offered at Norway House in Minneapolis July 31 ó August 5, please make a note on your registration form or email Anette@vitaveritas.no. Cost for the 6-day class is $399 for Norway House members; $419 for non-members.