"Discover Your Genealogy" Courses Set To Begin in February at RCC

ASHEBORO (January 29, 2018)

Randolph Community College is offering several genealogy courses, the first beginning in February, designed to provide students with the skills to research their ancestors and build their family trees.

"Discover Your Genealogy I - Growing Your Family Tree" is an introductory course teaching terminology and techniques designed to start students in discovering their family histories. Students will advance their researching skills through internet databases and historical documents. The class will meet from 9 a.m.-12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 13 through Feb. 22.

In "Discover Your Genealogy II - Climbing Further Up Your Family Tree," students will learn problem-solving techniques to further their family information. Students will also learn about DNA results and how to implement the findings to enhance researching. Prerequisite: Genealogy I or have a basic knowledge of Genealogy and have developed a basic family tree. This class will meet from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 27 through March 8.

"Discover Your Genealogy III - Crossing the Ocean" will enable students to continue researching in different countries. Students will advance their researching skills through internet databases and historical documents in other countries, languages, and ethnic groups. They will learn how to navigate immigration records. Prerequisite: Genealogy II. This class will meet from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 13 through March 22.

All three classes will meet in Room 108 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center at 413 Industrial Park Avenue. The tuition is $25 for each class.

For more information or to register, contact RCC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.