Learn About Genealogy at Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives


Want to learn more about your great-great uncle Bob? Maybe you want to figure out if one of your relatives was on trial during the Salem Witch Trials, like your grandmother always said.

Genealogy is huge right now, with companies like 23 & Me and Ancestry.com helping people discover their heritage and gain a better understanding of their past.

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With a little help from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, you can take some beginning steps to finding out about your heritage.

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is hosting a half-day workshop on Saturday, Oct. 6, focused on genealogy. In this workshop, NEARA Archival Manager Meredith McFadden will provide tips on genealogical research and available resources. Meanwhile, Kermit Channell, executive director of the Arkansas State Crime Lab, will discuss DNA and the role genealogy plays from a scientific point of view.

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Refreshments will be provided during the free event. However, registration is required. Make sure to attend – participants will have the chance to win door prizes from Ancestry.com!

The workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Powhatan Male and Female Academy, in Powhatan.

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