Dr. Betsy McArthur will share her process for solving a local mystery at the Sun., Apr. 14 meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the Hamilton House. McArthur will trace her sleuthing process that began with a family letter. This program is a must-see for anyone who researches a family tree.
GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR TWO SATURDAYS
Who were your great-grandparents? Where did they live? Were they farmers? Did they fight in a war?
Come explore your family tree! Two upcoming workshops are designed to help family historians at various points in their research. Participants may elect to attend half-day or whole-day workshops. These workshops would also make great Christmas gifts.
Beginner & intermediate research topics are on the agenda for Sat., Jan. 26. From 9:00-12:30 topics are Basics of Genealogy (Where to Look for Information, Types of Historical Records to Hunt, Where to Locate Them, Where to Get Help), & Walking the Paper Trail. From 1:00-4:30, topics will include Searching for Women Ancestors & why they are important, Organizing Paperwork, & Preserving Your Heritage (writing family histories & preserving artifacts).
A Brick Walls workshop is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00-4:30. The workshop is available for intermediate & advanced researchers who have hit a wall.
Lunch breaks are 12:30-1:00 on both days. Sack lunches will be available for $6, or participants may bring a lunch.
Instructor Jennifer Harvey is a genealogy consultant trained by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a member of the Chief John Ross chapter, NSDAR.
Classes will meet at the Crown Gardens & Archives, 715 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton. To reserve a spot, call 706-278-0217 or come by the archives. Cost is $35 for a half-day, $40 for a whole day, or $70 for two whole days. Checks may be mailed to the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, P. O. Box 6180, Dalton, GA 30722-6180.
Copies of Dorothy "Dot" McCrory's poetry book, "Too Much Cider in the Applesauce," are available at the Crown Gardens & Archives, 715 Chattanooga Ave., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Copies are $25. A copy can be mailed for $30. Book sales benefit the Lesche Club scholarship fund.
Copies of the Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools Available For Purchase!
The Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools by Ellen Keith Thompson is available for purchase. If you're interested in purchasing the book, please maila check payable to WMHS to P.O. Box 6180Dalton, GA. 30722 in the amount of $50 (includes shipping and handling). Or, you can purchase the book at the Crown Gardens & Archives for $45 located on 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton, GA. 30722. All the proceeds from the books sales will the basis of the endowmenet fund for the 40th Anniversary.
Hours at Crown Garden and Archives!
To better serve our community we will now be open M-F 10am - 4pm. We will also be open by appointment on weekends and evenings for research and events! To make an appoinment please call during our business hours!
Hours at Blunt House, Hamilton House, and Huff House!
The Blunt House and Huff House are open for tours on Fridays from 10 until 4. Hamilton House is open by appointment by calling the Archives at (706) 278-0217.