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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Huntsville-Madison County Public Library 915 Monroe St., Huntsville, AL

    UAH Archives and Special Collections

    Reagan Grimsley and Drew Adan of the UAH Archives and Special Collections will discuss the basics of searching archival collections in general and demonstrate their online finding aid system. Also, they will highlight some new acquisitions in their local history holdings and give an update on the Dr. Frances Roberts scanning project being conducted by John Rankin and his team.  They are looking forward to sharing some exciting projects
    in the archives.

    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 6
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    Let's Discuss It !
    TNGS is excited that Debbie Atchley returns on this date to lead the second hour of our popular LDI group! Debbie will lead a discussion on DNA testing and analysis. Our past President, Joe Burns, will lead the first half, examining the latest genealogical websites and tools. Join us for these two hours as we share and learn more from two of our experts!

    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    Genealogy 101 Lecture Series –  Introductory Series to Research

    The Tennessee Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a series of seminars designed to explore the various aspects of genealogical records, research skills and processes to advance the joining of generations.  This series will begin the evening of Tuesday January 29th at 7:00 p.m. and at the conclusion of the series, there will be two workshops sessions, where participants will be able to schedule a hands-on engagement with one of the series lectures or other experienced researchers from the Society’s membership for individualized assistance with their family research.  This seminar series is designed for those new to family research to learn insights and skill building techniques.  

    Genealogy 101 - Seminar Schedule:

    Session 1 – Tuesday January 29st (7:00 pm) - An Introduction to Genealogy and DNA - Debbie Atchley

    Session 2 - Tuesday February 12th (7:00 pm) - Organizing and Record Keeping - P.Z. Horton

    Session 3 - Tuesday February 26th (7:00 pm) - Source Citations – Gail Braddock

    Session 4 - Tuesday March 12th (7:00 pm) - Census Records - John Ware

    Session 5 - Tuesday March 19th (7:00 pm) - Vital and Cemetery Records - Therese Fisher

    Session 6 - Tuesday April 09th (7:00 pm) - Probate Records and Wills - Sherri Onorati

    Session 7 - Tuesday April 23rd (7:00 pm) - Land Records - Joe Burns

    Session 8 - Tuesday May 14th (7:00 pm) - Military Records - John Ware

    Session 9 - Tuesday May 21st (7:00 pm) - Immigration & Naturalization Records - Tina Sansone

    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GRHGC Library 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown TN
    • 34
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    Join Tina Sansone, Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center Librarian, for a discussion on the meaning of surnames and the influence of immigration on names and culture.

    This is part of Germantown's NEA Big Read 2019 program based on the book,

    "The Namesake" written by Jhumpa Lahiri.  There will be an open house of the GRHGC library with focus on the surname books and vertical files.

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 37
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  The first hour will be led by John Ware.


    The second hour of our program will feature Teresa Hill Mays, president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Memphis, TN and the Mid-South. She will give an overview of AAHGS and speak about some of the challenges that are unique to African-American research, and maybe even some that are not so unique.



     


    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tgs Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 38
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    Cheap Genealogy: Research and Education for the Frugal at Heart

    Join us, as we welcome Kim Richardson back for another session.  Frugality and practicality are habits and lifestyle choices that can translate easily into genealogy research and education. This presentation explores methods of garnering all you can out of lesser expensive genealogy resources. Plus, we will discuss how you know it's time to invest financially into your research and how to make sure you're getting the highest quality service possible for your budget.

    • Monday, March 11, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Memphis Pink Palace Museum 3050 Central Ave. Memphis, TN

    TNGS Celebrates 4 Events on One Day (March)

    The Return of our Popular Field Trips; The Bicentennial of the City of Memphis; Women’s History Month; a Fond Farewell to Jimmy Ogle

    On Monday, March 11, 2019, TNGS will meet at noon at the newly-opened Mansion at the Pink Palace Museum to hear Shelby County Historian, Jimmy Ogle, give one of his final presentations as a Memphian. Jimmy will speak on “Women in Memphis History.” All of this is FREE!

    However, in order to participate, you will need to do the following things:

    1. Go to: https://pinkpalacejimmyogle.brownpapertickets.com/ to order a ticket and print it out from your computer. YOU MUST DO THIS TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. (Seating is limited.)

    2. Email metroeatsmemphis@gmail.com if you’d like to order a box lunch for the event. (This is not a requirement, but is available for your benefit.)

    3. Email Carla Maitland at director2@tngs.org to confirm to TNGS that you’ll be in attendance. (We need to know how many to expect.)

    4. Meet at the Pink Palace before noon on March 11th in order to be on time!

    Some members plan to stay afterwards to take a tour of the new Mansion. If you would like to do that, you will need to plan to purchase a ticket there. The prices are: $15.00 Adults (13 – 59); $14.00 Seniors (60 +)

    Please get your tickets as soon as possible and let us know that you’ll be there!

    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Pickering Center 7777 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 29
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    ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR - Debbie Duay

    Join us in welcoming Debbie Duay, as the featured speaker at our Annual Spring Seminar.  Debbie received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She has 20 years of experience in genealogy, and she has taught numerous classes and workshops throughout the United States on researching early American ancestry.  Debbie has helped over 500 people join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).  The techniques she uses in lineage research can help you push back your brick walls

    Session Schedule:

    8:15 a.m. - Registration
    9:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks & Introduction
    9:10 – 10:10 a.m. - How to Find a Provable Revolutionary War Patriot in 90 Minutes or Less
    10:10-10:30 - BREAK
    10:30-11:30 a.m. - Documenting Lineages Before the 1850 Census
    11:30-12:30 - Lunch
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Kings, Queens, Pilgrims & Tavern Keepers
    1:30-1:50 pm - BREAK
    1.50-2:50 p.m. - Non-Military Sources of Service
    2:50-3:15 p.m. - Q&A & Wrap-up
    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 38
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • TNGS Offices7779 Polar Pike Germantown TN
    • 40
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    Now’s the Time to Write it Down!

    Join Carla Love Maitland (The Sassygenealogist) as she leads a series of workshop sessions designed to inspire you to organize that wealth of information you’ve gathered from your genealogical research and teach you various methods of writing it down. The class will be writing every session, so bring pen, pencil, notebook, notepad, or your computer or iPad. (Choose your own tools of the trade!)

    Session 1 – The Why (Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Session 2 – The Who (Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Session 3 – The What (Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    Session 4 – The How (Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 58
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    Membership Meeting

    of the Tennessee Genealogical Society

    Please join us for the Spring Membership Meeting open to members and non-members.

    We encourage everyone to attend this meeting in order to receive updates on the Society’s 2019 Goals, upcoming events and projects.

    Join us after the meeting, as we welcome Kaye Strong who will present a program about Quilts and the Underground Railroad

    Refreshments will be served

    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNGS Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 41
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    McVay Gardens Cemetery Restoration

    Join us in welcoming Andrew Pouncey, as the featured speaker at our April 20th presentation.  Andrew will be speaking to us on McVay Gardens Cemetery in Germantown and the progress and discoveries the Germantown Museum has made in its restoration and documentation.

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 39
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    Using Dropbox for Genealogy

    Join us as Sherri Onorati presents the ins and outs of the file hosting service Dropbox and how it can be used in Genealogy and Genealogical Research.

    Biography: Sherri Panchaud Onorati has always loved history and has been researching her family history for more than 25 years -  a love born from the stories of her Great Auntie Audie.She began her research journey while serving in the United States Navy, and although she retired from the Navy after serving 23 years in 2006, she is far from retiring her family history search!  A Jill-of-all-trades, she has taught high school remedial reading, works as a freelance reporter for The Leader, a board operator and bookkeeper for US 51 Country 93.5FM and Covington Broadcasting. She is a Tennessee Archives Institute graduate and a certified archives manager, and she is currently the archivist and program coordinator for the Tipton County Museum. Sherri currently writes three blogs, including one for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, the Tipton County Museum's Beneath the Dirt, and her own personal blog, Family Heirlooms, and maintains three websites. In her spare time, Sherri teaches a beginning genealogy course in Tipton County, acts as the president of the Friends of the Tipton County Public Library group and secretary for her motorcycle club. She is married and has three sons and two grandsons and has been a resident of TN and Tipton County for the past 17 years.

    For more on Sherri Onorati, see this article Sherri

    • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
    Register

    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Saturday, June 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
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    State Archives Seminar

     The Tennessee Genealogical Society is hosting an event June 15, 2019, on the use of state Archives.  Representatives from the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas Archives and/or Library will be presenting.  Each state will present sessions on the basic functions, services and contents of their state archives.  Additionally, they will have presentations on:

    • Preservation of Documents
    • Identification, Care and Management of Photographs
    • Tracing Your African-American Ancestors

    Time

    Description

    9:00 - 9:15

    Welcome

    9:15- 10:15

    Overview of the Tennessee Archives

    10:15 - 11:15

    Overview of the Arkansas Archives

    11:15 - 11:30

    Break

    11:30 - 12:30

    Overview of the Mississippi Archives

    12:30 - 1:00

    Lunch

    1:00 - 2:00

    Tracing Your African American Ancestors

    2:00 - 3:00

    Identification, Care and Management of Photographs

    3:00 - 3:15

    Break

    3:15 - 4:15

    Preservation of Documents

    4:15 - 4:45

    Final Q&A

    4:45 - 5:00

    Wrapup

    • Saturday, June 22, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
    Register

    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Saturday, June 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 41
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    Introduction to Genealogy Software

    Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic

    For people who are not sure of which genealogy software program to choose, the Tennessee Genealogical Society will be conducting an introduction to the 4 most popular programs.

    This session will be led by P.Z. Horton and will focus on the Family Tree Maker 2017 and Roots Magic 7 software.  These are beginner’s classes covering the basic functions and use of the products. 

    • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 41
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    Introduction to Genealogy Software

    Legacy Family Tree & Family Tree Builder

    For people who are not sure of which genealogy software program to choose, the Tennessee Genealogical Society will be conducting an introduction to the 4 most popular programs.

    This session will be led by John Ware and will focus on the Legacy Family Tree 9 and MyHeritage Family Tree Buider 8 software.  These are beginner’s classes covering the basic functions and use of the products. 

    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
    Register

    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
    Register

    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 40
    Register

    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular discussion group, as we examine the latest genealogical websites, software, technologies and tools.  Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group. 


Past events

Saturday, January 12, 2019 TNGS Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Basics of Genealogy - Kim Richardson
Saturday, December 08, 2018 Let's Discuss It (December)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Why I Love City Directories - Nancy Walczyk
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Facebook Groups for Genealogy - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Fall DNA Seminar - Dr. Blaine Bettinger
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Genealogy and the Grim Reaper - Joe Burns & John Ware
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Sunday, October 07, 2018 Let’s “Show and Tell” Again! - Carla Maitland
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Using DNA to find Birth Family - Tina Sansone
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Let's Discuss It (September)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Looking for a Tennesse Ancestor? The TNGS Research Request Process - Nancy Walczyk
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Kentucky State Research - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, August 25, 2018 FamilyTree DNA Group Projects - Deborah Parks
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Census Records - Kim Richardson
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Spy Sisters with Donald Harrison
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Ancestry Card Catalog - Joe Burns
Saturday, July 28, 2018 DNA Part 2 - I have my DNA results, now what can I do with them?) - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Genealogy Blogs and Blogging
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 State Research - Arkansas
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 30, 2018 So You Think Everything is on the Internet? Therese Fisher
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Let's Discuss It (June)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Why I Love City Directories - Nancy Walczyk
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Murder, Mystery & Scandal - Donald Harrison
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Case Studies - Kim Richardson
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Let's Discuss It (May)
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Let Me Share My Family’s History!
Thursday, May 03, 2018 DNA Part 1 - Which test do I need to order? - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Let's Discuss It (April)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Using Dropbox for Genealogy - Sherri Onorati
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Robert E. Lee's Orderly - Al Arnold
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Spring Seminar - Lisa Louise Cooke
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Searching Native Roots - Jason Terrell
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Women's Suffage in Tennessee - Paula Casey
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Let's Discuss It (March)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 March Seminar - Newspaper Research
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Let's Discuss It (February)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 February Seminar - Dr. Beverly G. Bond
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Let's Discuss It (January)
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Organizing Your Family Genealogy
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Let's Discuss It
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Researching WWI Veterans : A Soldier's Story

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Office: 901 754-4300
mailto:tngs@tngs.org

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Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

Mailing Address:
PO Box 381824
Germantown, TN 38183-1824

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