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Genealogy

Discover the story of your family's past with a visit to our area's world-class genealogical facility, the Bassett Historical Center

To make the most of your visit to the center, start by completing the ancestor chart to the best of your ability. This will help identify gaps for the researchers at the Bassett Historical Center to aid you in filling. 

Fun Fact: Rare genealogical records available at the Bassett Historical Center helped researchers determine that First Lady Michelle Obama's ancestors were from Henry County, VA. What do the records say about your past? 

Watch as WSLS 10's Natalie Faunce explores the Bassett Historical Center.


Also seen in this video: Philpott Lake, Smith RiverPapa's Pizza and the Virginia Home Inn