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HCC to offer genealogy courses

January 22, 2009

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February.

The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.

A second section of "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy" is offered on Tuesdays from Feb. 2 to 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Both sections will be at HCC's Valley Mall Center. Cost for each section is $60.

The second course, "Genealogy Plus," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at HCC's Valley Mall Center. HCC genealogy instructor Dorothy Reed will guide students through new and innovative computer-generated research techniques and will discuss topics such as DNA research. This hands-on computer class is designed for genealogy enthusiasts who are researching their family history and would like to explore additional resources. Cost is $60.

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For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.

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