The BRTC Corporate and Community Education Department’s Second Annual Family History Series concluded on May 16 with a trip to the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) at Powhatan.
NEARA is a resource center for historical research, dedicated to the purpose of collecting and preserving primary source materials that bring together the unique history, culture, and heritage of 16 northeast Arkansas counties. Participants learned about what types of records are available—some of which date back to the early 19th Century.
A branch of the Arkansas History Commission (State Archives), NEARA is located at 11 Seventh Street, Powhatan, Arkansas, in Powhatan Historic State Park. Anyone interested in learning more about NEARA may call 870-878-6521 or email northeast.archives@arkansas.
The Family History Series is taught by Cindy Robinett, BRTC instructor. “After many requests for an evening or weekend course in genealogy, another series is planned for later this summer or early fall,” said Robinett. “Anyone interested can contact BRTC’s Corporate and Community Education Department at 870-248-4180.