Wednesday, February 7, 2007

John Philip Colletta to Guest on 8 February Show

Greetings, and welcome to Family Roots Radio! We are excited to be launching this new venture, and to bring the knowledge and experience of some of America's best genealogists to the shows listeners.

John Philip CollettaWe are particularly pleased to have John Philip Colletta as our very first guest. I have known Dr. Colletta for at least 15 years and have personally learned much from his books and teachings. He is an outstanding genealogical speaker and educator. In addition to conducting workshops for the National Archives, he is an instructor at two of the nation's premier genealogical institutes: the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, AL) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

His book, Only a Few Bones is a wonderful example of an engaging and instructive history of a family tragedy. However, he is probably best known for his work with immigration issues, including his popular book, They Came in Ships, now in a third edition from Ancestry. Since it's one of my favorite topics, and pertinent to virtually every North American genealogist, that will be the main theme of our first show.

So, be sure to tune in to the VoiceAmerica Channel on Thursday, 8 February at 1 PM Pacific Time (4 PM Eastern).

For more information on Dr. Colletta, please visit his website.

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