He has learned a lot about his family’s past, but in spite of his extensive knowledge, he said there are still some holes yet to be filled.
“I’ve been researching my family’s history since 1975 and I’ve still got plugs in my family that I can’t find,” Crowe said.
For years Crowe has helped other families get started on tracing their roots through the Bartow County Genealogical Society.
The society has offered several beginners workshops in the past, but Crowe said he has received many inquiries for more in-depth classes.
“There’s a lot of basic information out there, but you can’t find a lot of the in-depth information on the internet,” Crowe said. “It takes a good bit of research.”
To help those who have started their own genealogical research but have hit “stumbling blocks,” the society will sponsor a family history workshop April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Genealogical Society Library in Cartersville.
The program, Researching Family History from 1730 to 1840, will focus on readily available resource material for those who have mastered basic level research.
Utilizing wills, deeds, church records, pension records and miscellaneous court records, Richard Greene will outline the processes for successfully developing the framework for a family history project.
Crowe said this workshop will benefit those who have started their research but need help delving deeper.
“This class is intended to facilitate brick walls and hard-to-find information,” Crowe said. “You can fill in some of those holes with this workshop.”
Each attendee will be provided numerous abstracts and transcriptions of the records discussed during each segment of the workshop.
The charge for the workshop is $10, and reservations can be made in advance by calling the Bartow County Genealogy Society office at (770) 606-0706.