History and Genealogy Events for Sept 18-22

Tuesday September 18, 2- 4:30 pm Getting Started With Genealogy, in the Heritage Room (Athens Public Library). Bring a sweater or light jacket (as the Heritage Room is known to be chilly) and bring pencil and paper to take notes. A packet of handouts will be provided. No registration required. For more information call 706 613-3650 Ext. 350.

Saturday September 22 – Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society, 20th Anniversary Celebration (Athens Public Library). John Philip Colletta will be the featured luncheon speaker “Searching for Ancestors, A Yankee Boy Stumbles into the Deep South”. Cost of luncheon is $25.00 per person. Luncheon begins with reception and registration at 11:30 am. Cash bar. There will be lots of fun commemorating 20 years of genealogy collection in our area. Dr Colletta is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker and author who has taught at the National Archives for over 20 years and appeared on television.

In addition, Dr. Colletta will present “How to Assemble and Write a Narrative Family History.” A seminar consisting of 2 lectures – check in at 8:30 am. The first lecture 9:00-10:00 am, will focus on “Your Family History as a Reliable Document.” Then, after a 30-minute break, the second lecture 10:30 – 11:30 am will focus on “Your Family History as a Readable Story.” These lectures should be useful to all levels of researchers who plan to compile their research into something others can use and enjoy. The cost for the morning seminar is $15.00 per person for COGS members and $25.00 per person for Non-members. You may register for just the luncheon, just the seminar or both. Dr. Colletta will have on hand his books for sale. He will be happy to sign them; you can bring your own copies to have signed or buy copies there for a gift. For more information on Dr. Colletta, go to http://www.genealogyjohn.com

Registration is required and the deadline is Tuesday September 18 or until full. Registration forms are available at libraries in the Athens Regional Library System and online at the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~gacogs. Your check is your receipt.

The event will be at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 1197 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia.
For more information call 706 613-3650 Ext. 352

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