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Two Day - Spring Seminar

  • Friday, April 03, 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, April 04, 2020
  • 3:30 PM
  • Germantown Church of Christ 8723 Poplar Pike Germantown, TN 38138
  • 139




Join us for two days of genealogical enlightenment, as the Tennessee Genealogical Society proudly presents it's first multi-day event featuring  Kim Richardson & Mark Lowe

Friday April 3rd & Saturday April 4th

Lunch is included & you can attend one or both days as your schedule allows*

Both Days - Members $55

Friday Only or Saturday Only - Members $35

Both Days - Non-Members $65

Friday Only or Saturday Only - Non-Members $45

Daily Program 

Friday April 3rd

Session -1  (J. Mark Lowe) - Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan -  Learn a simple technique for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments. Learn to get research done while remaining focused.

Session - 2 (Kim Richardson) - How to Research in the Courthouse - For beginning genealogist, an intimidating aspect of genealogy research is: How do I research in a courthouse? This presentation will discuss the types of records you've likely to find in a courthouse and how to utilize them.  Also included are tips bout scouting the courthouse before you go, meeting courthouse stuff, using the records, and retrieving copies of the records.

Session - 3 (J. Mark Lowe) - Land Barons or Dirt Farmers - Finding Land  Transactions  - 

Following the land will often identify the Ancestor & family. Learn to trace an individual through property records & how to trace a specific property.

Session – 4 (J. Mark Lowe) Finding Your Landless Ancestors - Since land is the key in many ancestral discoveries, tracking those individuals who did not own land often becomes a daunting task. Learn to use Trust Deed Chattels & Tax Release Books to help locate those individuals without deeds & estates.

Saturday April 4th     

Session -5 (J. Mark Lowe) - Following Slaves Using Estate & Settlement Records - Property transfers (including slaves) at the time of death provide solid evidence of individuals & family groups. Learn to find these records & understand their practical use. 

Session -6 (J. Mark Lowe) - Balancing on North Carolina - Understanding the geographical & migration patterns can improve your success with N.C. research. Learn about locating records, repositories & the resources you need to find a tar heel ancestor.

Session -7 (J. Mark Lowe) - Before Tennessee: The Records Before Statehood - Learn about the records that exist for genealogists researching pre-statehood Tennessee. Record types, finding aids, locations & examples will be discussed & presented.

Session – 8 (Kim Richardson) - A Case Study Real-life Genealogy Mysteries Solved

As genealogy researchers. we want to know of others. How did figure that out? Where was that information? Because experience is the best teacher, researchers who invest time in reviewing case studies can further develop their deals their skills and depth of knowledge. Every case study or solved problem demonstrates unique ways of discovering resources and analyzing records. This presentation includes real-life genealogy mysteries that were solved by combining the Genealogy Proof Standard with other unique methodologies. Trials, triumphs, discoveries,and joys (and a few failures) are shared along with the practical working progress of several cases from beginning to end

* Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before March 17, 2020. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received between March 18, 2019, and March 30, 2020. No refunds for requests received after March 30, 2020.

Contact us :
Office: 901 754-4300

Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

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

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