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Trace your family tree in Delta State sponsored workshop

By July 23, 2010General

Mike Brubaker


Have you always been curious to map your family tree, but just weren’t sure how to begin? Help has arrived, as Delta State University’s Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives and Museum has partnered with the Clarksdale Carnegie Library to present “A Genealogy Workshop,” under the direction of visiting professor Mike Brubaker, Research Manager for the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 8, the workshop will be broken up into two sessions with participants encouraged to attend both the morning and afternoon lectures. The morning session, which will run from 10 a.m. – noon will be held in the Capps Archives and Museum’s Reading Room on the Delta State campus. The session will focus specifically on getting started in one’s genealogy research, as well as the types of materials most often found in library and archival repositories.

After a break for lunch (on your own), participants will move to the Roberts-LaForge Library’s Bibliographic Room on the Delta State campus for the afternoon session, scheduled from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Professor Brubaker will demonstrate how to access and locate online resources, as well as answer any specific questions attendees may have.

The workshop is free and open to public. For more information or to reserve your seat, please call the Delta State Capps Archives and Museum Building at (662) 846-4780.