OSHR 3121 - How to Put Your Family History in Historical Context (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
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This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Family history is of enormously growing popularity not only for people ages 50 and better, but for people of all ages. For example, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a course on family history which regularly draws 70 attendees. There is little doubt that our aging population, and the information that has been made accessible online, have greatly enhanced interest in genealogy.

This presentation will explain how it is possible to create vivid impressions of the lives of our ancestors even when documents such as letters and diaries are few or non-existent.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Bruce F. Pauley

Bruce F. Pauley has done extensive work on family histories, given family history presentations locally and from Montana to Florida, and published an exemplary family history book, Pioneering History on Two Continents. He has authored five other books on Central European History which concentrate on Nazism, anti-Semitism, and totalitarianism. In 2010 he was given Austria's highest award for scholarship by the Austrian ambassador to the United States.

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