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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Finding Italian Roots-



ITALIAN STREAM AT THE ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY’S CONFERENCE 2010The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to support the Italian Ancestry Program at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Conference 2010

Canada’s largest annual gathering of family historians will showcase Italian ancestry. A special module of four lectures on family history research for those of Italian descent. Its aim is to help understand the search process and the rich records available for Italian history. Three of the four lectures will be delivered by John Philip Colletta, they will be followed by a fascinating case-history by Olga Zorzi Pugliese

Saturday, May 15 8:30am – 3:00pm 
Doubletree by Hilton – Toronto - 655 Dixon Road, Toronto 
Paid registration or 

John Philip Colletta
is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Entertaining, knowledgeable and experienced, he is based in Washington, D.C., where for 20 years he conducted workshops for the National Archives and taught courses for the Smithsonian Institution. Today he lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (Birmingham, AL) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Salt Lake City). His publications include two manuals: They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record and Finding Your Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans, and numerous how-to articles . His latest book Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath, is a history of the German-speaking merchants of the Mississippi Delta during Reconstruction.

Olga Zorzi Pugliese Olga Zorzi Pugliese, M.A., Ph.D., was born in Toronto to parents who immigrated to Canada from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the North East region of Italy, in the 1920s. She is Professor of Italian and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. A former departmental Chair of the Department of Italian Studies (1997-2002), she was Director of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria University, University of Toronto (2005-09), and President of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies (2005-08). In 2008 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies.  Olga is also the author, translator, editor or co-editor of six books on Renaissance subjects, including the monograph Castiglione’s ‘Book of the Courtier’ (’Il libro del cortegiano’): A Classic in the Making (2008). As a contributor to the field of Italian Canadian studies, she has co-authored a book on a Friulian Canadian association: Rekindling Faded Memories: The Founding of the Famèe Furlane of Toronto and Its First Years (1996). Olga began studying her family history more than 40 years ago and continues to work on this project.

Click HERE for the brochure in PDF or visit 2010 to check out the whole program, additional activities, and to register on line.



Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Times: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton – Toronto Airport655 Dixon Road, Toronto

Presented by: Ontario Genealogical Society

In collaboration with: Italian Cultural Institute

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