Explore genealogical research at Pellissippi State

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Explore genealogical research with free community events at Pellissippi State Community College.

At the Magnolia Avenue Campus, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s Genealogy Society will hold workshops introducing participants to the detailed process of researching personal and familial genealogy Feb. 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21. There will be two workshops each day, 10:45 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., in room 122.

On Feb. 24, noted genealogist Tony Burroughs, the founder of the Center for Black Genealogy, will facilitate a longer genealogy workshop: “Help! I Can’t Find My Ancestors! Overcoming Challenges in Genealogy.” Burroughs will talk about the trials of family history research, how to create a family tree and the unique challenges for African-American researchers. His workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room.

Burroughs also will lead a culminating presentation on the importance of genealogical research at 5 p.m., Feb. 24 in the community room. The presentation will end with a question-and-answer session.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.