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Dallas Genealogical Society
2014 Summer Symposium
11-12 July

“For Today’s Generation and Tomorrow’s:
The Many Ways to Preserve Family History”
Speaker: John Philip Colletta, Ph.D
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SAVE $50
Early Bird Registration Open Through Saturday, 21 June


Knowledgeable, entertaining and experienced, John Philip Colletta is a popular, nationally-respected lecturer on topics of family history research and writing.

Dr. Colletta is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program. His publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals -- They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans – and one “murder-mystery-family-history,” Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath
    BONUS FREE EVENT
    “Late Night at the Library"
    The Genealogy Division of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library  will remain open on Friday evening, July 11, from 5-10 pm, exclusively for Summer Symposium attendees. 
    Both professional librarians from the Division and DGS volunteers will be available to offer assistance. A light supper will be provided by DGS.
    SESSIONS

    Friday
    1. Organizing Your Materials for a Genealogy or Family History: Fundamental Choices and Essential Considerations 
    2. How Do You Know?: Documenting Your Multi-Generational Record 
    3. Turning Biographical Facts into Real-Life Events: How to Build Historical Context
    4. Evidence from Material Culture: Using Artifacts in Researching and Writing about Ancestors
    Saturday
    5. Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling
    6. Using Original and Derivative Sources: Evaluating Evidence
    7. Publishing Your Genealogy or Family History: Choices and Essential Considerations  8. Writing a Narrative Family History: The Pitfalls and Snares
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PLEASE JOIN FELLOW FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS FOR TWO DAYS (AND AN EVENING) OF LEARNING AND INFORMATION SHARING.

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201 
Registration - 9:30am
Program - 10am-4:30pm

For more information on the sessions and registration details, go to the DGS web site.
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