Don’t Miss This Unusual and Insightful Family History Event!
Handling and Healing the Skeletons in Your Genealogical Closet
By M. Bridget Cook, #1 National Bestselling Author & Transformational Speaker
With great humor, tenderness and insight, Bridget Cook will open you to thought-provoking and healing ways of handling your own family history — skeletons or no, and how to leave a legacy of love. Don’t miss the banquet Friday night — delicious food, amazing entertainment and a signed copy of her national bestselling book, Shattered Silence. Tickets are selling fast! Sign up today!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Family History Expos
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas – 66211
Bridget’s passion for writing and storytelling began right here in Colorado several years ago, as a young mother volunteering with the Colorado Committee for Woman’s History! Writing true stories of tremendous character became her passion after researching and writing about the women during Colorado Woman’s Suffrage and celebrating Colorado as the first state to give women the right to vote! In doing so, she discovered the circumstances and the women surrounding the Meeker Massacre and the last Ute uprising. Since her long stint in Colorado, Bridget has gone on to write some tremendously compelling biographies which have been seen worldwide on Oprah, Dr. Phil, 20/20, CNN, Good Morning America, in People Magazine as well as other media throughout the globe.
“Every king springs from a race of slaves and every slave had kings among his ancestors.”
Like the descendants of Jesse James generations after the fact, it can almost seem illustrious, if not humorous, to have a few dishonorable members ‘hanging’ closeted in the branches of our family tree. Some people search all their genealogical lives to find a skeleton! They honestly don’t need a lot of help in handling or healing those black sheep, because usually they’ve long passed, and the repercussions have passed as well.
However, it can be very sensitive if those skeletons have a little more flesh on them – great grandparents, grandparents or even more recent ancestors, descendants and extended family members. So, what do you do with them? Do you tell the truth? Do you ignore the details and the hushed family whispers and hope they will go away? Do you SLAM the closet door shut, never to open until you’re long gone and someone else down the line is conducting research? Come to the dinner to find out. Whether it’s for you, a spouse or a friend, this forum will present eye-opening information on the human condition — and what you can do to leave a legacy of love for your own family.