Summer 2019 Speaker Series

Your Family Stories: What DID They Say?

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Maryland Heights Community Center

2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

Walk-ins are welcome. Registration fee is required.

Each summer the society presents a Speaker Series, a one-day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Summer Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 13 July 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be noted author, instructor, and lecturer, John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., who will give four talks designed to help you learn more about writing your family stories:

Breaking through Brick Walls: Use Your HEAD!

Turning Biographical Facts into Real Life Events: How to Build Historical Context

Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling

Writing a Narrative Family History: The Snares and Pitfalls

Click the blue link for a Google map to the Maryland Heights Community Center.

For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.

Biographical Information on the Speaker:

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., a popular genealogy lecturer, resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty-one years, he worked at the Library of Congress and taught programs at the National Archives. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at the University of Georgia and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He also teaches programs for the Smithsonian Institution and lectures at NGS and FGS conferences. Dr. Colletta’s publications include numerous articles, both scholarly and popular, two manuals, and one murder mysters/family history, Only a Few Bones, which includes instruction on how to write narrative family history. His Great Course, “Discovering Your Roots, is available on DVD, CD, or streaming. Dr. Colletta has received many professional awards and honors. Learn more on his website

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