Michael Cooley
michael.cooley@humboldt.edu
707-840-8883

Michael Cooley has presented and taught seminars on various subjects since 2010. He has a BA in History from Humboldt State University and an MA in English with an emphasis on nonfiction creative writing.

Classes, Lectures, and Presentations

GENETIC GENEALOGY

  • UPCOMING: Genetic Genealogy 101
    Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education (Spring 2020)
  • Genetic Genealogy 101
    Sonoma County Genealogical Society (21 September 2019)
  • Genetic Genealogy
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
    (four times, 2014-2018)
  • DNA as a Tool for Genealogy Research
    Humboldt County Historical Society (3 June 2017)
  • Excavating the Y Chromosome
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (Spring 2017)
  • Genetic Genealogy
    Cooley Family Association of America, Washington DC (July 2012)
  • The Present State of the Cooley DNA Project
    Family History Library, Salt Lake City (August 1, 2014)
  • Genentic Genealogy and the Cooleys of Stokes County, North Carolina
    Silverton, Oregon (June 12, 2010)

HISTORY

  • A Community Divided: Beverly, (West) Virginia During the Civil War and the Battle of Rich Mountain
    Humboldt State University (2013)
  • Rashomon in Context
    Humboldt State University (2014)
  • History of the Plantagenet Kings of England
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (July 2, 2014)
  • The English Anarchy (1135-1154)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (Dec 3, 2016)

GENEALOGY

  • Beginning Genealogy
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
    (four times)
  • An Introduction to the Royal Lineages of Britain
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (April 26, 2014)
  • The Honest Genealogist
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (December 12, 2015)
  • Genealogy Computer Lab
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
    (twice)

FILM

  • Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (May 6, 2014)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943): Truth and Justice in the Old West
    Eureka Public Library (22 July 2014)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (July 15, 2015)
  • Frederico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (September 17, 2014)
  • Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth (1937)
    Eureka Public Library (Jan 17, 2015)
  • John Sayles' Matewan (1987)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (March 2, 2015)
  • Elia Kazan's Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    Eureka Public Library (April 14, 2015)
  • Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place (1950)
    Eureka Public Library (July 14, 2015)
  • Percey Adlon's Bagdad Cafe (1987)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (September 2, 2015)
  • I Remember Momma (1944)
    Eureka Public Library (November 10, 2015)
  • Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (February 29, 2016)
  • A Film Unfinished (2010)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (May 6, 2016)
  • Vincente Minnelli's Lust For Life (1956)
    Eureka Public Library (October 11, 2016)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
  • Zoot Suit (1981)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
  • Martin Ritt's Hud (1963)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University
  • Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931)
    Eureka Public Library (January 24, 2017)
  • Lina Wertmueller's Swept Away (1974)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (May 28, 2017)
  • Born to Kill (1947)
    Eureka Public Library (July 11, 2017)
  • Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
    Eureka Public Library (October 24, 2017)
  • Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (Holloween 2017)
  • Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968)
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Humboldt State University (Holloween 2017)
  • Stormy Weather (1943)
    Eureka Public Library (January 16, 2018)
  • Little Ceasar (1931)
    Eureka Public Library (April 10, 2018)
  • Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1965)
    Eureka Public Library (October 23, 2018)

REFERENCES

  • Michael Logan, Eureka Public Library
  • Robert Cliver, Professor, Humboldt State University
  • Sheila Rocker Heppe, Director, OLLI-HSU
  • David E Cooley, former President, Cooley Family Association of America
  • Steven Lovejoy, PhD, Sonoma County Historical Records Commissioner
  • Patricia Carhart, Vice President, Sonoma County Genealogical Society