Nationally-known speaker Dr. John C. Colletta headlines DGS Summer Symposium

Nationally-known genealogy and family history speaker Dr. John Philip Colletta will be the featured speaker at the DGS Summer Symposium, to be held July 11-12, 2014 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, TX.


“For Today’s Generation and Tomorrow’s: The Many Ways to Preserve Family History” is a 2-day program of eight presentations by Dr. Colletta. Topics covered include organizing your materials for a family history, documenting multi-generational records, building historical context, using artifacts in researching and writing about our ancestors, principles of good writing and good storytelling, evaluating evidence, writing a narrative family history, and publishing your family history.

“Late Night at the Library” is a free bonus event. 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.

Register by Saturday, June 21 and save $50.00.  Details and registration instructions are on the Dallas Genealogical society’s web site.

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