Learn how to start researching family history during "Tracing Your Arkansas Roots: Genealogy 101," a free Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Works Progress Administration Gym at Historic Washington State Park at 100 Morrison St.
SARA's Archival Manager Melissa Nesbitt will present, “Behind the Scenes: How to Start Researching Your Family History." Then, professional genealogist and special speaker Thea Baker will discuss, “Document Analysis for the Beginning Genealogist.” Baker, who is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Arkansas Genealogical Society, is an expert in tracing family ancestry and does research for television shows related to genealogy.
Special speaker Sue Bennett, curator of the Visual Resources Library at the University of Central Arkansas, will also present, “Hitting the Road: Where to Go, What to Pack and How to Plan Your Genealogy Road Trip.” The Visual Resources Library provides images for classroom use, study and research, and holds collections including historical images.
The event is free, but registration is required. Please visit here to register for this event. After the presentations, attendees can do research at SARA. Light refreshments will be provided, and attendees can win door prizes provided by Ancestry.com.