Digging Up Stories: A Workshop with Kristen den Hartog

November 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Digging Up Stories: A Workshop with Kristen den Hartog

3 November, 1pm

Museum London, Centre at the Forks North

Free for Everyone to Attend

Kristen den Hartog explores the fascinating resources she and her sister/co-author used to create The Cowkeeper’s Wish: A Genealogical Journey. She’ll give specific examples of where they found ancestors “wandering insane,” charged with crimes, dying in workhouses, and fighting in the First World War. She’ll also discuss the family archive, and talk about how personal resources can be helpful in building a story. The workshop will have special appeal for those interested in the Victorian, Edwardian and WW1 eras. Participants should feel free to bring questions about their research subjects, as well as letters, photographs, and ephemera they’re using in their own work.

A working-class chronicle stitched into history, The Cowkeeper’s Wish begins in the slums of Victorian London and follows the authors' family for nearly a century, through poverty, war, and love, ending in London, Ontario, in the 1930s. Kristen den Hartog and Tracy Kasaboski blog about eclectic offshoots from their genealogical journey at thecowkeeperswish.com.

Authors & Presenters

Kristen den Hartog

Kristen den Hartog is a Canadian fiction and memoir writer

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