Learn To Mine Census Data At Bandy Center Program

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Dr. Dorothy Weathersby, left, with Bandy Center Director Dr. John Fowler
Dr. Dorothy Weathersby, left, with Bandy Center Director Dr. John Fowler

United States census data is rich with clues about our ancestors and how they lived generations before we were born. The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia offers a free seminar on how to mine census data for useful genealogical information Tuesday evening, March 11 at Dalton State College.

“Who Am I? Introduction to Genealogy, Part III” will be presented by Dr. Dorothy Weathersby, Regent of the Robert Loughridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She will instruct participants on how to access and analyze information provided in US Census reports from 1790 through 1940.

“Genealogical research focuses on one essential factor: the basic human desire to answer the question, ‘Who Am I?’” said Brian Hilliard, project director for the Bandy Center. “With the abundance of genealogical research sources now available, starting the process can sometimes be an overwhelming and confusing endeavor. The seminars that Dr. Weathersby has presented give her audience an organized and concise path to follow as they begin their search to answer this question and place their role in their family's history in the proper context.”

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

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 at 6 p.m. in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center on the Dalton State College campus. For more information, call the Bandy Center at 706 272-4452.

 


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