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Free Preserving Local History Class at Washington DC Family History Center
Posted by: marion simmons (ID *****0011) Date: May 19, 2012 at 22:17:44
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Learn how you can take an active role is preserving the history of the communities where you and your ancestors lived.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am

Location: Washington DC Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, MD 20895

Description

Learn how you can take an active role is preserving the history of the communities where you and your ancestors lived. The class is taught by Marion Woodfork Simmons, a family and community historian who initiated the Union High History Project to preserve the history of Union High School in Caroline County, Virginia, and self-published the book Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969. She will use her experience to provide tools, tips and resources to empower ordinary people to research, document and preserve local history.

What You Will Learn:

1. How to select a topic
2. Resources and repositories to use when performing research.
3. How to analyze and verify information.
4. Various methods for documenting local history.
5. Where to donate historically significant items.

The class is FREE but you must register. For further information and registration, please email info@wdcfhc.org or call 301-587-0042.

Contact Information for Marion Woodfork Simmons
marion@woodforkgenealogy.com
(301) 549-3659


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