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Michigan Genealogical Council - A Day with John Philip Colletta

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Michigan Library and Historical Center

702 West Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48912

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The Michigan Genealogical Council with the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan are proud to present a day with John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

Join John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D., a popular genealogy lecturer for 30 years, has worked at the Library of Congress and taught National Archives programs for 20+ years. He is on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). He has published They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record; Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans; Only a Few Bones; and the Great Course, “Discovering Your Roots.”

SCHEDULE
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.

The Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan are open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday parking is free at the Michigan Library and Historical Center.

Complimentary coffee and tea will be available during registration.

Regular price is $60.00, with early bird pricing of $50 until 11:59 pm, October 28. The syllabus will be available via download before the Saturday event.

Optional box lunch $12.00 from Grand Traverse Pie Co. choice of sandwich or a salad, Grand Traverse Club, Ham and Cheese, Roast Beef and Swiss, Mediterranean Veggie, Strawberry Fields Salad, or Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad. All sandwiches will come with chips and a cookie. Water is available for all attendees.

The syllabus will be available via download before the Saturday event.

Lunches cannot be guaranteed after October 31; however, every attempt will be made to provide a box lunch to any attendee who wishes one.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking onsite adjacent to the building.

What can I bring to the event?
You may bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or paper to take notes if you wish. Photography and audio or video recording of presentations are prohibited without the advance consent of the presenter.

A sweater or light jacket is recommended due to temperature fluctuations in session rooms throughout the day. Be sure to bring your questions and enthusiasm too!

Will handouts or a syllabus be available?
A link to the downloadable syllabus will be emailed to all attendees the week before the Fall Family History Event. An optional printed paper syllabus is available for $5.00.

Is there a Friday evening lock-in connected with this event?
Yes, there is a lock-in at the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan Friday evening. Initially, registration is limited to attendees. If space remains the week of the Fall Family History Event, registration will be opened to all. Registrations are being handled by the Archives of Michigan, and registration information will be included with the confirmation email to attendees.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Only if you are not the registered attendee or do not receive an email confirmation that you are registered.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact the Michigan Genealogical Council with any questions via email at seminar@mimgc.org.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Please advise us before the day of the event if another person will be using your registration. Use seminar@mimgc.org to contact us with this information.

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702 West Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48912

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