Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Lives of Our Ancestors

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society and the Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE will be presenting a full day genealogy program on Saturday, 9 October 210. This is in celebration of Family History Month and features noted speaker John Philip Colletta, PhD. He lives in Washington, DC where for twenty years he had conducted workshops for the National Archives and taught courses for Smithsonian Institution. Colletta lectures nationally and is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy, Historical Research at Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

Colletta's topics include Assembling and Writing a Narrative Family History; Turning Biographical Facts into Real-Life Events: Building Historical Context; Our Spectacular Library of Congress: An overview with Research Examples; Understanding Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them.

In addition to the featured speaker there will a unique music recital and lecture on Woody Guthrie's place in the history of American folk music. This will be presented by Nebraska Humanities Scholars, Mike Adams and Professor Kathryn Benzel.

Make plans now to attend The Lives of Our Ancestors. It will be held at the SCC Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln, NE from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 9th; cost $50. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. The tuition includes conference materials and lunch. Deadline for enrollment is October 1st.


  1. Ruby - are you and/or Cheri coming to Lincoln for this? If so, we'll have to get together!

  2. Hi Susan ... neither of us plans on being there. We have some other commitments. As President of the North Platte Genealogical Society October (Family History Month) is a zoo around here. Ruby