SOLVING THE PUZZLE OF YOUR PAST by Marty Dellinger
No Special Requirements
The study of genealogy is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor…” As we age, we start wondering where we come from. Who are those people who came before us and helped make us who we are? How do we find those people?
Topics included in this class will be how to start your search, the endless number of Web sites (especially free sites!) available for your search, proper format of names, dates, and places to ensure success in your search, and why DNA is so important.
Marty Dellinger taught Information Technology in the NC Community College System for more than 20 years. After retirement she and her husband, Paul, moved to Blairsville. Retirement gave Marty the time to begin active research of her family tree. She has taken numerous classes on several topics in genealogy and has found some interesting family surprises. The main one being that her husband is a 4th – 5th generation cousin!