Who were your great-grandparents? Where did they live? Were they farmers? Did they fight in a war?
Come explore your family tree with the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society. Two upcoming workshops are designed to help family historians at various points in their research. These workshops would also make great gifts.
Beginner and intermediate research topics are on the agenda for Saturday, Sept. 28. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. topics are "Basics of Genealogy" ("Where to Look for Information, Types of Historical Records to Hunt, Where to Locate Them, Where to Get Help") and "Walking the Paper Trail." From 1 to 4:30 p.m., topics include "Women in Your Line," "Basics in Genealogy with DNA" and "Secrets in the Census Records."
A "Brick Walls" workshop is Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. The workshop is available for intermediate and advanced researchers who have hit a wall.
Lunch breaks are from 12:30 to 1 p.m. both days. Sack lunches will be available for $6, or participants may bring a lunch.
Instructor Jennifer Harvey is a genealogy consultant trained by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). She is a member of the Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR.
Classes meet at the Crown Gardens & Archives, 715 Chattanooga Ave. To reserve a spot, call (706) 278-0217 or come by the Archives. Cost is $40 for one day, or $70 for two days. Checks may be mailed to the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, P.O. Box 6180, Dalton, GA 30722-6180.