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F16B14 Why Study Genealogy?

Genealogy is currently one of the most popular pastimes or hobbies. Why are people so interested in their forebears? To seek a connection to a royal figure? To join a heritage society? To use their discoveries in collaboration with DNA analysis? To answer adoption questions? We will cover these topics, as well as the meaning of surnames, the use of on-line websites, the need for documentation of sources, and the migration patterns of our ancestors.

Instructor: Michele Hensley, a native of Rockingham County, graduated from Madison College (JMU). After retiring from her work at Bank of America in Richmond, she returned to her Valley roots with the intention of spending most of her retirement years in researching genealogy. She will be joined by other members of the LLI common interest group the "Diggers" (a genealogy group) who will also share their expertise in and knowledge of the subject.

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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