John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., is the coordinator for the course entitled "Research in Original Source Repositories." This course is designed to "take the mystery and trepidation out of using original source repositories. By the end of this week, you will not only know a great deal about original source repositories, you will also feel confident and comfortable using them."
Additionally, participants will gain a better understanding of the "wider world of historical resources not available from the Family History Library, not available anywhere in published form—in print, microfilm, or online. This course explores repositories of original historical sources: archives, courthouses and manuscript collections."
"What are these repositories? How do they differ from one another? How do you find the ones you need for your research? How to you access the treasures they contain that pertain to your ancestors? How do you use those materials to reconstruct your ancestors’ lives?"
John's team of expert instructors include: Patricia Smith-Mansfield; Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL; Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL; and Paula Stuart-Warren, CG. These "instructors of honed expertise and substantial experience demonstrate their lessons using numerous examples and case studies. They share practical hints and helps, conveying the thrill and satisfaction of handling and deciphering antique documents. Course participants will attend an orientation session at the Utah State Archives Research Center, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art records repository adjacent to the Center."
Registration begins this Saturday at 9:00 AM Mountain time. Don't miss this opportunity to hone your skills locating those harder-to-find sources. It might be just what you need to break through that brick wall.
Course information can be found at http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=331. Registration information can be found at http://www.infouga.org/cpage.php?pt=42.