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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 23
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular genealogy/technology discussion group. Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.  The first hour of the session will be led by Joe Burns who will introduce to YouTube and Global Positioning Sytems (GPS) and how they can help family history researchers.  The second hour will be an introduction to Google Books, Haithi Trust, Internet Archive and Worldcat, as research tools and will be led by John Ware, TnGS Vice-President


    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Ave Germantown TN
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    Using DNA to Find Birth Family

    Join us for as Tina Sansone presents case studies on how to use DNA to find the birth family for two clients She will review some techniques used to discover birth families.

    Note: Permission from clients have been given to discuss their cases.

    Tina Sansone is the GRHGC Librarian & Ansearchin’ News Editor.

    • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown TN
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    Let’s “Show and Tell” Again!

    Last May we had a wonderful meeting in which we shared with each other a piece of our own family’s history. We had requests to hold another session, so we decided to begin October with this exciting interactive event. You are asked to bring an object, photo or document that is important to your family’s history or to your family history research. Be prepared to tell a brief story about it to the audience. Each presentation will be limited  to 3 - 5 minutes or so, based on attendance. Be sure to register as soon as possible so that we can get you on the program!  "Come and enjoy the family stories even if you do not want to share.  You might get some research tips from someone else's research!"

    Facilator: Carla Maitland

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 24
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    Membership Meeting of the

    Tennessee Genealogical Society

    Please join us for the final Membership Meeting for the year.

    We encourage all members to attend this meeting in order to receive updates on the Society’s 2018 Yearly Goals and also on upcoming events.  We will also discuss and approve the budget for 2019.

    Join Gail Braddock as she presents on the uses of the Tennessee Electronic Library.

    Refreshments will be served


    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNGS Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 12
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    Genealogy and the Grim Reaper

    In keeping with the season, join Joe Burns and John Ware as they resurrect everything from the archival tombs concerning Death Records and Cemeteries.  They will provide the ferryman's coin to help you across the river of lost sources.  Delve into Funeral Home, Mortuary, Public Notices, and Church Record resources.  Exhume Cemetery Records and Gravestone Care.  Finally, they will perform a post mortem review of the various Cemetery websites. Don't Be Scared, this should be a treat not a trick (Costumes optional).

    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Germantown Church of Christ 8723 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 79
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    Fall DNA Seminar - Blaine Bettinger

    Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in NewsweekNew Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.

    Registration Form:  Fall 2018 Flyer-Bettinger.docx

    Session Schedule

    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

    9:00 – 9:05 a.m. - Opening Remarks & Introduction

    9:05 – 10:00 a.m. -Session One - Limitations of Cousin Matching

    10:00-10:15 a.m. - BREAK

    10:15-11:15 a.m. - Session Two - Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

    11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Lunch

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Session Three - Advanced Third-Party Tools

    1:30-1:45 p.m.  - BREAK

    1:45-2:45 p.m. - Session Flour - Phasing and Mapping your DNA

    2:45 –3:00 p.m. - Q&A & Wrap-up

    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society's Office 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 28
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    Facebook Groups for Genealogy

    Join us for an afternoon discussion of Facebook Groups and there use in Genealogy, led by Debbie Atchley. 

    Geographic Groups; Genealogy Groups; DNA Groups and more...

    Bio - Deborah Towne Atchley   Deb's Blog

    Debbie is a retired software engineer and retired high school math teacher.  She was born in western Kentucky, where her ancestors and many relatives have chosen to live for over two hundred years.  This made her relatives fairly easy to find in the historical record but has caused much hair pulling in DNA analysis!  Debbie started her personal genealogical research in 1977 after watching Alex Haley's Roots on TV.  She gave her first DNA sample around 2000 when Sorenson began his DNA research.  She purchased her first company DNA test with FTDNA (Family Tree DNA) in 2015 and has continued through to this day as the science changes and grows, by begging relatives for a little of their spit or cheek scrapings.  She is a member of TNGS and has taught various classes at TNGS since 2006, and holding the Let's Discuss It sessions, later with PZ Horton, until moving to Arkansas last year.  She has lived in several states and overseas and is now enjoying looking out over the cornfields in Arkansas with some of her grandchildren.

    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNGS Offices 7779 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN
    • 34
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    Why I Love City Directories ?

    Join us as Nancy Walczyk, TNGS Director of Research, discusses City Directories. What genealogical information can be found in City Directories?  How can they be used to break through brick walls in your research?  How can they be used to flesh out information about your ancestor?   What directories are available for Tennessee?

    This will be a Brown Bag Event, so bring your lunch and learn about Directories.

    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tennessee Genealogical Society 7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
    • 38
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    Let's Discuss It !
    Join our popular genealogy/technology discussion group. Bring up your own topic of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.  The first hour of the session will be led by Leader To Be Determined, who will introduce exciting new research and/or technology sites that will be helpful to family history researchers.  The second hour will be a question and answer session on Genealogical Software, such as Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic and Legacy FamilyTree, FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com and Ancestry Trees led by John Ware, TnGS Vice-President


    • Saturday, January 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, February 23, 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, March 23, 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, April 27, 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, 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 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, 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

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

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Germantown, TN 38183-1824

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