Family history classes available at Wallace State

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HANCEVILLE – Classes on researching your ancestry through genealogy and local history will be offered through the Wallace State Continuing Education program this fall. The classes will be taught in the college’s library on consecutive Wednesday and Thursday nights, each from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.

The classes offered for this semester include:

  • Introduction to Genealogy on Sept. 7-8, a course to help anyone with the basics of searching your family tree.
  • Genealogy and the Internet on Sept. 28-29, with a concentration on using the internet for genealogy research.
  • Advanced Genealogy and Book Publishing on Oct. 12-13, with more on the history of genealogy and how you publish your research.
  • Civil War Era Genealogy on Nov. 9-10, will focus on research in the South.
  • Southern Genealogy on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, more focus on research in the South.  

The classes are taught by Professor Robert S. Davis, award-winning author of more than 40 books and more than 1,000 articles. He is a speaker for the Road Scholar program of the Alabama and Mississippi Humanities Councils and has made appearances on television.

For more information, contact Mandi Perkins at 256-352-7826 or email