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Regular Membership Meeting
Program: Choosing a Genealogical Software Program: An introduction to genealogical software that will help organize your research, let you create charts and reports, correct entry mistakes and help you visualize your progress. Following the introduction, demonstrations of RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker software will be given on laptops.
For more information, click on the following link: TVGS
Middle Tenn Gen Soc - Regular Meeting
Andrew Jackson’s Kinship Networks
with Mark Cheathem, Ph.D., Professor of History, Cumberland University, Lebanon
During his lifetime, Andrew Jackson enjoyed several types of kinship networks that benefitted him both personally and professionally. These networks included his genetic kin in South Carolina, his marital kin in Nashville, and his fictive kin in the U.S. Army. Dr. Cheathem will look at each type of network and explain how each one was crucial to making Jackson the man that we now know.
Dr. Cheathem earned his Ph.D. in history from Mississippi State University. He is the author or editor of six books, including Andrew Jackson, Southerner, which won the 2013 Tennessee History Book Award. Mark is also director of the new Papers of Martin Van Buren project at Cumberland University.
The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the program.
for more information, click on the following link: MTGS
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society - Spring Seminar
Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG
British and New England Resources and Strategies. The program includes four presentations: Scotland Research Strategies, England, the Quest for English Ancestors, Wales Online Resources, and New England Ancestors.
For more information, see TVGS Spring Seminar
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society - Regular Membership Meeting
Program: The Worst Court House Ever: Finding Treasure in the National Archives?
Bob Davis of Wallace State will speak on the possibilities for research in the National Archives to include guides to research, facilities, types of Federal records which include census, Indian, biographical, Federal court, regular army enlistments 1798-1914, etc.
For more information, click the following link: TVGS
Program: Genealogy Antique Roadshow.
Dr. George Marchelos, a certified appraiser of personal and estate property, antiques and collectibles, will provide informal appraisals of 1 or 2 items that attendees bring to the meeting.