The Heritage Education Commission is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.

• Annual Family History Workshop
• Oral History & Veteran’s Oral History Projects
• Family History Research Awards

40th Anniversary Family History Workshop September 26, 2015 - Click for Brochure

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20 classes for all skill levels - novice to professional. Genealogical Exhibitors' Hall presenting extensive offerings of difficult to find history and genealogy books and materials.

Main Presenter: John Colletta

John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., has been lecturing on topics of genealogy nationally for 27 years. A faculty member of IGHR, SLIG, and Boston University’s genealogy program, he has authored many articles, manuals on passenger arrival records and Italian research, and a narrative family history, Only a Few BONES. In 2014 The Teaching Company released Dr. Colletta’s 15-lesson course, “Discovering Your Roots: The Fundamentals of Genealogy,” as one of their “Great Courses” on DVD or CD with accompanying manual. See