Words on Wheels

Writing about your family history is an opportunity to share your stories with others. Sometimes family historians have only names, dates, and places for ancestors. But the more we gather names, dates, and other genealogical facts, the more we yearn for more personal connections to and understanding of those who came before us, found in stories about their lives and accounts of their daily struggles, hopes, and dreams.

How can we enrich the stories that we write about our ancestors if we have relatively few details about their lives? Duane Roen will talk about using cultural/social history to flesh out the stories that we write about ancestors with a special focus on thinking about our lives in the context of Arizona. 

Free and open to the public  |  Space is limited  |  Lunch Provided
You are encouraged to bring your laptop or your favorite writing tool.

*ASU faculty will be on-hand to assist and review any written document.*

Duane Roen PhotoPresented by:  

Duane Roen, PhD  
Vice Provost Polytechnic campus, 
Dean, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts & 
University College, Arizona State University

Learn more about Dean Roen's family history work:

Location: Saguaro Library

Saguaro Library
2808 N. 46th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008


The library is located on N. 46th St., south of Thomas Rd. in Phoenix.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


Parking at the library is free. There is also some street parking along N. 46th St.

Public Transportation:

For more information about public transportation options, visit the Valley Metro: http://www.valleymetro.org.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Saguaro Library
2808 N. 46th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008