Friday, 1 June 2007


Date: 16 June 2007;

Venue: LDS Church, Philips Avenue, Discovery, Roodepoort,
(Scroll down for map).

Commencement time: 14:00.

Topic: How to be published in Familia

Speaker: Richard Y Ford,
editor of the Society’s quarterly journal, Familia.

Having been responsible for the publication of nine editions of the journal over the past two years, he maintains he is qualified to give advice to aspirant authors. And to explain to them what the editor looks for in deciding whether contributions are worthy for the Society’s journal. In his presentation he will touch on readership, contents, language and style.

Shortened CV

Richard was appointed editor of Familia in March 2005 when he was co-opted onto the National Executive Council of the Genealogical Society of SA at its annual general meeting held in Cape Town. He joined the Society in 2002 as a member of the West Gauteng branch where he also served as chairman for two years: 2004 and 2005. At the insistence of the branch management committee, he launched the alternate-monthly newsletter, West Gauteng News in 2004.

Now in semiretirement, Richard spent his working life in the United and Perm building societies, J Walter Thompson advertising agency, Systems Publishers and the Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services. He is the company secretary for the New Seasons group of companies, and is a media analyst at Ingeniso Business Intelligence in Ferndale, Randburg

Fee: R5,00 per person for refreshments.

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