Vietnam Bench Update
For those of you that are interested, the Vietnam Bench is finally in production! We do not have a timeline at this time nor do we have a potential date of its arrival. We will continue to keep you updated when we find out more concerning this project. Again, we appreciate your understanding and patience.
A series of classes on genealogical research will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in February 2024. Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2, offered on 6 February & 13 February respectively, are for those just beginning their family research and will cover the basics of research and the materials available at the Center. Genealogy 3 and Genealogy 4, offered on 20 February & 27 February, respectively, will cover the use of several different genealogical websites. In order to benefit from the 3rd and 4th classes, participants will need to have taken the first two classes and/or have a basic understanding of computer use. There is no charge for the classes which will be conducted by Cindy (Hubbard) Headen, Genealogy Clerk at the Bassett Historical Center. Cindy is a graduate of Fieldale-Collinsville High School, Roanoke Bible College (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University) and Elizabeth City State University. She has been doing genealogical research for over 23 years and has worked at the Historical Center for 18 years. When you sign up for Genealogy 1, you will automatically be signed up for the other three classes. The classes are limited to 12 people, so call the Historical Center to reserve your spot. (276-629-9191).
A series of four classes on genealogical research will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in February. There is no charge for the classes. When you sign up for the first class, you will automatically be signed up for the other three classes. The classes are limited to 12 people, so call the Bassett Historical Center at 629-9191 to reserve your spot today.
Genealogy 1: An Introduction to Genealogical Research will be held on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, at 10:00am. The seminar is for those just beginning their family research. Some of the topics being covered are: where to begin gathering information, what materials will be needed to enable a more effective search, introduction to some charts used in research, some "pitfalls" to watch out for, an overview of the materials available at the Historical Center, an introduction to archaic terms, and other sources of information.
Genealogy 2: Getting More Familiar with Source Materials will be held on Tuesday, 13 February 2024, at 10:00am. The seminar is for those who have taken Genealogy I or who have a beginner’s knowledge and ability in genealogical research. Some of the topics being covered are: how to use a variety of genealogical charts and forms, documenting your research, a closer look at the materials found at the Bassett Historical Center and what information can be gleaned from them, changes in terms, calendars and handwriting which affect genealogical research, and the importance of historical context.
Genealogy 3 & 4: Using Computers in Your Genealogical Research will be held on Tuesday, 20 and 27 February 2024, at 10:00am. This seminar is for those who have taken Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2 or who have some research experience. You, also, need a basic understanding of computer use. If you have a laptop, it would be beneficial to bring it with you. If you do not have a laptop, you can still benefit from the class. During this class, we will look at several genealogical websites. We will cover what information they contain and how to best utilize them in our research.