HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Anyone who would like to delve into their family history can get expert guidance in the process through genealogy courses offered by the Wallace State Community College Continuing Education program. Two-day courses in a variety of subjects will be offered this fall and taught by history professor Robert S. Davis.

The class subjects range from an introductory and advanced courses to specific courses that focus on researching ancestors involved in the Civil War, teaching students how to use the Internet, how to publish their findings and more.

Courses will be offered this fall in the college’s library, taught on consecutive Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.

The schedule for fall is as follows:

  • Introduction to Genealogy, Sept. 7-8: A course to help anyone in the basics of researching a family tree.
  • Genealogy and the Computer, Sept. 28-29: Lets students put to practice what they learned in the introductory course utilizing online research tools.
  • Advanced Genealogy and Book Publishing, Oct. 12-13: A course on how to publish your research.
  • Civil War Era Genealogy, Nov. 9-10: A course focusing on researching a family’s history in the Civil War.
  • Southern Genealogy, Nov. 30-Dec. 1: A course focusing on family history in the South.

Wallace State has an award-winning collection for researching family history that is free to the public and which specializes in Alabama, the South, the Cullman County area, Georgia, Tennessee, the Civil War, Native American, German and Irish research. It is located in the college library and is open (except during college holiday’s) Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Davis is an award-winning author of more than 40 books and more than 1,000 articles. He is a speaker for the Roads Scholar program of the Alabama and Mississippi Humanities Councils and has made several appearances on television.

For more information about the Continuing Education courses visit the Continuing Education program’s website at www.wallacestate.edu/ce or contact Mandi Perkins at 256.352.7826 or mandi.perkins@wallacestate.edu.