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Genealogy Seminars 1 - 4

A series of classes on genealogical research will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bassett Historical Center on each Tuesday in February. Genealogy 1 and Genealogy 2, offered on 7 February and 14 February respectively, are for those just beginning their family research and will cover the basics of research and the materials available at the Center. Genealogy 3 and Genealogy 4, offered on 21 February and 28 February respectively, will cover the use of several different genealogical websites. In order to benefit from the 3rd and 4th classes, participants will need to have taken the first two classes and/or have a basic understanding of computer use. There is no charge for the classes which will be conducted by Cindy (Hubbard) Headen, Genealogy Assistant at the Bassett Historical Center. Cindy is a graduate of Fieldale-Collinsville High School, Roanoke Bible College (now Mid-Atlantic Christian University) and Elizabeth City State University. She has been doing genealogical research for over 19 years and has worked at the Historical Center for 11 ½ years. When you sign up for Genealogy 1, you will automatically be signed up for the other three classes. The classes are limited to 12 people, so call the Historical Center to reserve a spot. (276-629-9191).

Genealogy Seminars 1 - 4

Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville

"Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville" is the story of a special place, a place of the past and present day, a history of one of the toughest courses in NASCAR. This is the story of a one-of-a-kind race track in Martinsville, Virginia known as Martinsville Speedway where the winning NASCAR driver is presented an icon of NASCAR, the Martinsville Clock. This documentary was shown on Fox Sports 1 Network in March 2015 and Bassett Historical Center is happy to present it to the public on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:30am at the Center. This program is free and open to the public.

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