Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Beginning Genealogy workshop

Beginning Genealogy: Climbing the First Branches of Your Family Tree

The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives and the Arkansas Genealogical Society will be hosting a beginning genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Room 171 at the State Capitol. The workshop’s theme, “Beginning Genealogy: Climbing the First Branches of Your Family Tree,” will focus on methods for beginning genealogy and will feature presentations on researching land records and church records as well as a session on the identification and documentation of photographs. Speakers will include Russell Baker, editor of the Arkansas Family Historian, and members of the Arkansas History Commission staff.

The seminar is free but registration is required. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration is limited and the deadline for registration will be Tuesday, April 28.

The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world. The Arkansas Genealogical Society, founded in 1962, is dedicated to preserving and sharing Arkansas genealogical material.

For more information about the symposium or to register, contact us at workshop@agsgenealogy.org.

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