An online genealogy course will be offered by Wytheville Community College starting in January. People who sign up for the three-credit course will need a home computer with word processing software and an Internet connection. Course topics include genealogical record sources and how to access them, interpretation of genealogical records, how to write a family history and how to construct a family pedigree chart.
The textbook is available through the college bookstore. The instructor is William Veselik, a local genealogist with more than 25 years of research experience.
Students should attend an orientation session on campus in Wytheville at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 to receive a course syllabus and other information. In-state tuition for the class is $203.55. For more information, call (276) 223-4835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.