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Discover your roots with an intro to genealogy

Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m.—CASTLETON—The Castleton Community Center offers its next Great Course workshop series on Genealogy with video professor John Phillip Colletta, an independent genealogist, on Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. beginning March 22. Genealogy is a journey of discovery that can teach individuals as much about themselves as about those who came before the. Many people hold back from unearthing their family history because they don’t know how to go about it. In 10 engaging lectures, learn how to uncover information from the long-forgotten past.

The course will be facilitated by Dani Laramie Roberts, a native Vermonter, who has always had a love of family history. Roberts has been helping researchers find their roots for over 20 years. She publishes Rooted in the Green Mountains, Sleeper News, and Sleeper Queries, quarterly newsletters on Rutland County, Vt.; Washington County, N.Y.; and New England and New York, respectively. She also owns Sleeper Books and Aceto Bookman, both selling history and genealogy books. She is the historian and curator of the Fair Haven Historical Society and a member of the DAR by virtue of one of her favorite ancestors, the Green Mountain Boy Theophilus Clark. Roberts and her husband Hugh raised three children and live in the home she grew up in, in Fair Haven.

The lectures are free and open to the public. The Castleton Community Center is located at 2108 Main St., Castleton.

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