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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 144
    Register

    TN Research in Action-Creating a Locality Guide

    When you begin to do genealogical research in a county you have not previously researched, you have to first understand its history and the records available. Join our Research Director, Nancy Walczyk, as she puts the techniques we learned about researching in Tennessee to work by creating a reusable Locality Guide. A case study will demonstrate working on a research problem using the Locality Guide we created..

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 192
    Register

    Let's Discuss It! 

    Join our popular discussion group and learn what is trending in Genealogy. John Ware will examine the latest websites, software programs, technologies and tools.  

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 148
    Register

    Take a Tour of the New TN Archives Building in

    Nashville with  Chuck Sherrill

    Join us as we take a video tour of the new Tennessee Library and Archives led by Chuck Sherrill. 

    Charles A. Sherrill (M.A., M.L.S.) is State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee. His education includes master’s degrees in History and Library Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been active in genealogical research and publishing since he was a teenager. Among his works are books on several Tennessee counties, particularly Grundy County where most of his ancestors lived. He is the author of the National Genealogical Society’s Guide to Research in Tennessee, two family genealogies, the two-volume Tennessee Convicts, and The Reconstructed 1810 Tennessee Census. He is a national conference speaker and has edited the Middle Tenn. Journal of Genealogy and History for the past fifteen years.

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 102
    Register

    Virginia Research 101 by Victor Dunn

    Session highlights the county, state and Federal records useful for Virginia research along with a brief mention of strategies to work around burned counties. Miscellaneous sources such as newspapers, Bible and business records also discussed as are major Virginia repositories and websites.

    This webinar will be recorded and available to REGISTRANTS ONLY for 30 days after the original presentation on Oct 28,2021.

    Vic Dunn, CG, is the coordinator for the Virginia track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He is a frequent contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and The Genealogist. In 2014 he received the Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research.

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 167
    Register

    Eastern TN/NC Cherokee Nation

    by Jason Terrell

    When people think about the Cherokee, they often look to the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma and the Dawes Roll when doing research. Many may not realize that there is a strong Cherokee Community in western North Carolina within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe with a long history in the area that stretches back well before the forced removal period in the 1830s. Cherokee Family Researcher Jason Terrell will share the story of the Eastern Band and some of the differences between the Cherokees in the East and their cousins in Oklahoma.

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting Broadcast
    • 5
    Register

    Ancestry Special Interest Group

    The focus of the Ancestry Special Interest Group (ANSIG) is to help members take advantage of the many features and options of the website.  Your questions and issues help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.  Registration is limited to 35 members.

    Registrants for this event:

    • ·       Be able to adequately articulate your question or issue but be brief
    • ·       Do not expect a presentation on any topic
    • ·       If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration to allow others to attend
    • ·       We will go around the “table” and take items individually.  Please wait your turn
    • ·       We will use GoToMeeting.  Your microphone and webcam can be used.  However, unless it is your turn, please keep your microphone mute

    • For participants who will be joining remotely, access will be through GoToMeeting. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration and six days prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to participate in the event.

    The Ancestry will be facilitated by PZ Horton

     


    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting Broadcast
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    Writing Your Family History SIG

    Facilitator-Carla Maitland

    Join us for three select workshops in our GoToMeeting platform as we meet together, face-to-face, and discuss, share, and critique each other’s family history writing. Whether we choose journals, blogs, newsletters, books, or some other form of writing, we can all use the input of others. These sessions will be led by a facilitator, who will not directly teach, but who will guide the discussions, ensuring the involvement of everyone.

    Three sessions are currently scheduled, every other month, on the 2nd Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Central time and will last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours each session.

    THIS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY THROUGH GOTOMEETING. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO, IF INTERESTED, YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER QUICKLY!

    Bring your pen, pencil or whatever you use to write on your computer-and join the fun!


    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 196
    Register


    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.

    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 196
    Register

    General Society of Mayflower Descendants

    Wendy will be presenting a brief history of the Mayflower and the passengers who made the historic voyage.  She will also provide information about the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, fun facts about Mayflower descendants, and how to find and prove your Mayflower ancestor so you can join the Mayflower Society too!

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.

    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 222
    Register

    Let's Discuss It! 

    Join our popular discussion group and learn what is trending in Genealogy. Joe Burns will examine the latest websites, software programs, technologies and tools.  

    Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.


    • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting
    • 22
    Register

     Family Tree Maker SIG


    The focus of the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group (FTM SIG) is to help members take advantage of the many features and options of the software program.  Your questions and issues help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.  Since the older versions of the software no longer synchronize with ancestry.com, we only concentrate on the latest FTM2019 version.  We will try to help with technical concerns, such as upgrading the software and exporting files.  Registration for this virtual event is limited to 35 members.

    Registrants for this event:

    • ·       Be able to adequately articulate your question or issue but be brief
    • ·       Do not expect a presentation on any topic
    • ·       If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration to allow others to attend
    • ·       We will go around the “table” and take items individually.  Please wait your turn
    • ·       We will use GoToMeeting.  Your microphone and webcam can be used.  However, unless it is your turn, please keep your microphone muted.
    • ·       If you feel comfortable doing so, at your turn, you can share your screen to show others.  It could be your FTM window or something else.

    Access will be through GoToMeeting. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration and six days prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to participate in the event.

    The FTM SIG will be facilitated by PZ Horton


               

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