There is still time to register for the February 21, 2015 Annual Seminar hosted by the West Valley Genealogical Society, Youngtown, AZ. Professional lecturer and author, Dr. John Philip Colletta, will be the featured speaker at this exciting event. Dr. Colletta is a nationally renown expert genealogist who appears frequently on podcasts as well as on radio and television. He has taught at the National Archives and was previously employed at the Library of Congress. Currently a faculty member of Samford University, he also teaches in Boston University’s Certificate in Family History Program and at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Among his many publications, Dr. Colletta authored They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record. This very popular, and much in demand, speaker will present around a theme of “Our Ancestors from Overseas: Discovering and Recording Their Stories” by incorporating four related lectures beginning with Passenger Arrival Records and Naturalization Records from Colonial Times to Early Twentieth Century. We’ll also learn about Lesser-Used Federal Records: a Source of Rich Detail About our Ancestors’ Lives. Sharing his writing expertise, he will lecture on methods of compiling our documented research with Our Immigrant Ancestors: Pulling Together Each One’s Unique Personal Story. Please join us for this all inclusive seminar; it’s sure to help the novice as well as the advanced researcher! Seminar will be held at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 West Thunderbird Blvd. Sun City, AZ. Registration and expanded description of topics at: www.azwvgs.org, click events/activities/seminar or call 623-933-4945.
Carole Roath, Publicity
West Valley Genealogical Society