I had the pleasure of conducting research at the Bassett Historical Center in Bassett, Virginia while delving into Michelle Obama's ancestry. This vicinity of Virginia is home to more of Mrs. Obama's heritage than any other location, so was of particular interest. Fortunately for me (and countless others), the Center is the kind of resource-rich, high-activity, enthusiastically-staffed organization that we all dream of when we venture on genealogical field trips. For that reason, it is the recipient of October's grant to apply however it's most needed or useful.
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