Bandy Center at Dalton State College to Offer Genealogy Program

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dalton State College’s Bandy Heritage Center is offering a two-part program to instruct those interested in learning about their family’s heritage about how to utilize what is known about the family and to conduct research for new information.

The program will be led by Dorothy Weathersby, Regent of the Robert Loughridge Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution. The National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to the preservation of American patriotism and history and stands as one of the country’s largest genealogical societies.

Georgia is the state with the most Daughters in the entire nation, with a total of 102 chapters statewide.

The first half of the program, entitled “Who Am I?: Introduction to Genealogy, Part I,” will be presented Tuesday, October 8, and will focus on how to begin researching family history. Weathersby will concentrate on instructing how to make the most out of information already known within one’s family.

 “Who Am I?: Introduction to Genealogy, Part II,” will be Tuesday, November 5, and will focus on how to use local, state, and federal public records to begin research about one’s family. “The Bandy Center is presenting this program in order to give folks a chance to garner the necessary skills to do their own research,” says Dr. John Fowler, Executive Director of the Bandy Center. “Whether you are interested in finding out more about your own family or more about how historians/genealogists work, the programs should prove informative.”

The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia, a community outreach program of Dalton State, collaborates with local cultural and historical organizations to inform the public about Northwest Georgia’s history and heritage. Since 2008, The Bandy Center has offered numerous programs, exhibits, lectures, and living history demonstrations to the public to spread information about the region and encourage heritage tourism.

“Who Am I?” will be free and open to the public and will take place in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center on the Dalton State College campus. The programs begin at 6 pm; participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. For more information, call the Bandy Center at 706-272-4452.


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