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Finding your roots

Jasper Hunt will present “Getting to Know Your Roots” in a public workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. (Reed photo)
Jasper Hunt will present “Getting to Know Your Roots” in a public workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. (Reed photo)

By NCTA News

This article is part of a series of news stories from Aggie students in Dr. Reed's Human Relations class.

Were your great-grandparents arrested for moonshining?

Were your great-great-grandparents some of the first pioneers to settle the county where you live today?

You may be able to answer these questions and more at the "Getting to Know Your Roots" family history workshop being held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the NCTA Ed Center Computer Lab.

“The workshop is to help people learn about genealogy and give them tools and tips to help them start researching their family history,” said Jasper Hunt, a first-year NCTA student who has been researching his own family history for the last seven years.

“I have been doing this for a while, and the stories and records I have found in my own family tree have meant so much to me, I want to help other people find their own stories and discover their own history,” Hunt said.

Hunt, who is studying diversified agriculture, chose the topic of geneology for his NCTA class in Human Relations taught by Dr. Eric Reed.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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