Fill your weekend with genealogy, nature camp and history

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2016

NATCHEZ — Natchez residents will get a chance to explore their roots through a genealogy seminar this weekend.

The weekend weather forecast calls for cloudy skies with thunderstorms and showers lurking. Highs will range from 90-92 with lows 74-75.

Raise the Roots

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The First Presbyterian Church Educational Building will host a genealogy seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The presentation will focus on African American, Native American and general genealogy.

The keynote speech will be given by Meg Hacker, the director of Archives at the National Archives and Records Administration in Fort Worth, Texas. The event costs $5 to attend.

For more information, call 601-442-0018.

Skulls and Bones

Children ages 9 to 11 will get an opportunity to learn how to identify different types of Mississippi animals by their skulls and bones from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Historic Jefferson College.

Registration is $15, and pre-registration is required.

Legends & Lore

Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas will present on “The Hidden Basque History of Natchez” this week for the Natchez Legends & Lore series from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The event is free to the public at Rolling River Bistro.

A Day in the District

Parents will get a chance to ask questions about the 2016-17 Natchez-Adams School District academic year on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Steckler Multi-Purpose Building.