2013 Lancaster Family History Conference
Family History for Smarties
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:30 AM –4:30 PM
For more than thirty years Lancaster Family History Conference has brought together beginning and advanced genealogists with nationally recognized researchers and quality resources—all in the collegial, small-town atmosphere of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
This year genealogist and author Dr. John Philip Colletta will teach family historians how to "break through brick walls" using their heads, and researchers will offer more than a dozen seminars:
In addition, three field trips and three special discussion and work groups will be offered in the days leading up to the conference. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and take advantage of the Historical Society's great family history research library.
Note: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society mourns the passing of energetic genealogist and longtime Lancaster Family History Conference contributor Jane Davidson. In place of her seminar "Beginning the Search," Kevin Shue will present "Laying a Good Foundation: The Smart Way to Begin Your Family Heritage Project." Shue will deliver tips and best practices for taking notes, organizing records, finding and citing sources, and choosing a genealogy program.
About John Philip Colletta
Dr. Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. His career includes work at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Institute on Genealogical Research (Washington, D.C.), the Genealogical Institute of Texas (Dallas), and the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (Springfield, Illinois).
He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Utah), and Boston University’s Certificate in Family History program.
Dr. Colletta’s books include 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.