01 June 2009

Georgia: Savannah genealogy classes

Savannah residents have an opportunity to learn about genealogy, oral history, the Civil War, Savannah's influential women, participate in tours and more, when the Georgia Historical Society becomes a summer classroom.

The classes, seminars and walking tours represent an opportunity to expand GHS' community visibility and raise some funding, according to the group's senior historian Stan Deaton. The reference library is closed to researchers on mornings because state cuts resulted in staffing reductions, and made the library available as a classroom.

Topics include:

- Basic Preservation for Your Family Treasures. June 8 and July 20, 10 am-noon. $75.

- Transforming the Bully Pulpit: American Presidents in the 20th Century. June 15-19, 10-11am $125.

- Decisive Battles of the Civil War. June 22-26, 10-11:30am. $125.

- Introduction to Genealogical Research. June 29, July 13 and Aug. 24, 10am-noon. $50.

- Savannah Women: A Downtown Walking Tour. July 27 and Aug. 10, 9-11am. $20.

- The Gardens of Clermont Lee: A Downtown Walking Tour. July 30 and Aug. 13, 9-11am. $20.

- Civil War Leadership. Aug. 3-7, 10-11:30am. $125.

- Oral History: Getting Started. Aug. 17, 10-11am $35.

- Oral History: It's Recorded, Now What? Aug. 20, 10-11:30am. $35.

For more information, reservations and registration, click the GHS. All classes are open to the public and GHS members receive a 10% discount.

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