While John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. is the nationally-recognized speaker that is coming for the November 3, 2018 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) seminar at the Library of Michigan, there are other speakers ALSO offering great information for Michigan family historians.
Dr. Colletta is offering four sessions:
- Finding the Town of Origin: U.S. Sources for Discovering an Ancestor’s Native Town Overseas
- Lesser Used Federal Records: Sources of Rich Detail about Ancestors’ Lives
- The County Courthouse: Your “Trunk in the Attic”
- Breaking through Brick Walls: Use your HEAD
AND some other great Michigan-based researchers are presenting! Here’s the schedule for the day:
9:15 am Introductions and Announcements
9:30 am – 10:45 am Finding the Town of Origin: U.S. Sources for Discovering an Ancestor’s Native Town Overseas (A1) by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
11:00 am – 12:15 pm (choose 1)
Lesser Used Federal Records: Sources of Rich Detail about Ancestors’ Lives (B1) by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
Genealogy Road Trip: No, Really, It’s Not All Online! (B2) by Jessica Trotter, Librarian at Capital Area District Libraries
Library of Michigan: Rise and Fall and Rise of a Family History/Local History Treasure (B3) by Randy Riley, State Librarian at the Library of Michigan
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Enjoy your optional pre-ordered lunch from Grand Traverse Pie Company or bring a sack lunch.
1:00 pm – 2:15pm (choose 1)
The County Courthouse: Your “Trunk in the Attic (C1) by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
Researching Great Lakes Migration in the Archives of Michigan’s Abrams Genealogy Collection (C2) by Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan
Going WAYBACK: Using the Internet Archive in Your Research (C3) by Daniel Earl, Vice- President of Michigan Genealogical Council
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Breaking through Brick Walls: Use your HEAD! (D1) by John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
Please register in advance (and you MUST register by October 31 for the boxed lunch) here!!