South King County Genealogical Society
Date: 9/22/2018, 9 AM – 4 PM

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., has been a popular lecturer in the field of genealogy for 30 years. A resident of Washington, D.C., he worked at the Library of Congress and taught programs at the National Archives for 21 years. He is a longtime faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (University of Georgia) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He also teaches programs for the Smithsonian Institution and lectures at NGS and FGS conferences. Dr. Colletta has received many professional awards and honors and appears frequently on podcasts and local and national radio and television.

This seminar will include:

• Understanding Archives: What They are and How to Use Them
• The Library of Congress: An Introduction and Overview
• Lesser-Used Federal Records: Sources of Rich Detail about Ancestors’ Lives
• Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors

The 2018 Seminar will be held at Salish Hall at Green River College, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn.

SKCGS members $50, non-members $60. Find registration form at

Optional buffet lunch is $19.50, but morning break snacks and beverages throughout the day are included with basic registration. Attendees may bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks.