Friday, July 15, 2016

SLIG 2017: Opportunity to study the Immigrant Experience Expanded

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to expand the number of seats available in Course 7: Settlers in the New World and Immigrants to a New Nation: Research Ancestors from Overseas.

This amazing new course will explore the immigration saga, which Dr. Colletta describes as one that "tends to be the most dramatic and momentous chapter of American family history." The course will explore sources and methods for reconstructing the lives of ancestors who came from foreign lands, from the 1590s through the twentieth centuries.

More importantly, the course will weave together a picture of the immigrant experience – leaving home, crossing the ocean, finding a place to settle and put down roots.  Students will learn how to locate the biographical details that personalize their ancestor's immigrant experience as well as how to prepare to trace family lines in the Old Country.

Peg Ivanyo, SLIG Director, indicates her first SLIG experience in 2012 was under the tutelage of Dr. Colletta in his Archives course.  She writes: "Learning from this man is an absolutely amazing experience.  Not only do you gain a knowledge of the sources, background, and methodology required on the topic of study, but he weaves together with documented evidence the stories that bring ancestors to life. I couldn't resist asking John, the 'immigration king' in my book, to put together this course for SLIG. I'm thrilled to be able to expand the number of seats to accommodate more students for its debut."

Coordinated by John Philip Colletta, PhD, FUGA; D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS also instructing; joined by Deborah S. Gurtler, AG.

To obtain a seat in this course, please add yourself to the waiting list.  The registrar will then contact you to facilitate registration.

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