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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting Remote
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    Writing Your Family History SIG

    Facilitator - Carla Maitland

    Join us for four workshops this year in our GoToMeeting platform as we meet together, face-to-face, and discuss, share, and critique each other’s family history writing. Whether you 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. Bring your pen, pencil, computer or whatever you use to write, and join the sessions with ideas to share with others as well!

    These sessions are currently scheduled for one Wednesday morning every three months at 10:00 a.m. (CST), and will last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours each session.

    Session 3 – Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

    Session 4 – Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.


    • Saturday, August 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar-Remote
    • 196
    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.

    County Corner-TN County Locality Guide: Madison County

    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, September 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 88
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    Early Migration to Tennessee and the Trails They Followed

    by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA

    Many factors contributed to the decision regarding the route an individual traveled to reach the western frontier. By locating the paths used by the families throughout the colonies & beyond, we can often predict original locations.  Combining narrative text and stories with maps, deeds, photographs, and historic narrative content should help us build more knowledge about our ancestors and their travelling companions.

    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, September 10, 2022
    • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 112
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    Settlers’ Traveling by Rivers, Rails and Dusty Roads

    by J. Mark Lowe, FUGA 

    Steamboats, Stagecoaches and Railroads provided passenger transportation and freight movement across this State and beyond. The favored routes changed with time and technology. Timetables, railroad maps, travelers’ guides, and stage contract records should help us understand the travelers of the day.

       

    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, September 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 153
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    Colonial Research in Maryland

    by Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS 


    A review of available, Maryland colonial records of genealogical value will be provided, including where to access those records.




    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, September 24, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar-Remote
    • 199
    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.

    County Corner-TN County Locality Guide: Davidson County

    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 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 191
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    TNGS FOURTH QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Please join us for the Fourth Membership Meeting for the year open to members and non-members. We encourage everyone to attend this meeting in order to receive an overview of what is going on with our Society, upcoming programs and events.

    Tent Graves in Tennessee 

    by Linda Moss Mines

    Linda Moss Mines, Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will speak on the history of tent graves used in Upper, Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.  

    Linda Moss Mines also serves as the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian.

    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, October 18, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 199
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    When Genealogy Gets Creepy: Mourning Rituals, Photography, and Body Snatchers

    By Cheri Daniels

    As we seek out those dead ancestors, we sometimes stumble upon details that give us the creeps. Join us as we take a tour through the macabre side of genealogy - Elaborate mourning rituals with hair from the deceased, a graveyard quilt, spooky photographs, memento mori, and the lucrative business of body snatching in the 19th century!  

    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 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar-Remote
    • 226
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                            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.

    County Corner-TN County Locality Guide: Loudon County

    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 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 212
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    A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse

    By Daniel A. Gagnon

    Join Daniel A. Gagnon, author of A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse, for a discussion of his new biography of an innocent woman accused and executed for witchcraft in 1692. He’ll discuss Puritan Massachusetts, how the Nurse family's role in several disputes prior to the witch hunt was different than previously thought, as well as how Nurse's case helps answer the important question of whether the accusations of witchcraft were caused by mental illness or malicious intent.

    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 29, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 198
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    The Grim Reaper

    by John Ware

    As it has been said, death is inevitable. This presentation describes the various sources that document death, where to find those records, and what you can derive from that data. The presentation discusses the various types of records of death, records surrounding cemeteries, locating and finding graves and how to care for gravestones. Finally, a brief review about other records that can substantiate death for your personal genealogical history. 

    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, November 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Remote
    • 207
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    Crowdsourcing with Social Media to Overcome Brick Walls in Genealogy Research

    by Amie Bowser Tennant

     Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are not just for the teenagers anymore. These are just three of the many social media apps and websites that you need to utilize for your family history. Answers to brick walls are waiting! Using social media as a type of crowdsourcing will amaze you, so join us for this fun and informative topic.


    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 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Germantown Church of Christ 8723 Poplar Pike, Gtown TN or GoToWebinar
    • 218
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    Tennessee Genealogical Society

    Hybrid Fall Seminar - Germantown Church of Christ

    Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA 

    Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 8,500  titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-five years, he specializes in records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He has coordinated the Military tracks at IGHR, SLIG and GRIP in years past. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems.

    Registration for this event will either be for on-site attendance at Germantown Church of Christ 8723 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN or for tuning in to the event live via GoToWebinar. 

    Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before Nov 10, 2022. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received after Nov 10, 2022. No refunds for requests received the day of the seminar or later.

    Session Schedule

    8:30 a.m. - Registration

    9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks & Introduction

    9:15 – 10:15 a.m. - Pension Record: You Stopped Too Soon

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

    10:15-11:15 a.m. - Bounty Land Colonial to 1855

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

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Research Your Mexican War Ancestor

    1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. - Break

    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - World War I Ancestors

    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Q&A & Wrap-up


    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting Remote
    • 15
    Register

    Writing Your Family History SIG

    Facilitator - Carla Maitland

    Join us for four workshops this year in our GoToMeeting platform as we meet together, face-to-face, and discuss, share, and critique each other’s family history writing. Whether you 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. Bring your pen, pencil, computer or whatever you use to write, and join the sessions with ideas to share with others as well!

    These sessions are currently scheduled for one Wednesday morning every three months at 10:00 a.m. (CST), and will last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours each session.

    Session 4 – Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.


    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar-Remote
    • 228
    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.

    County Corner-TN County Locality Guide: Obion County

    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


    • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Remote
    • 222
    Register

    World War II "Internment Camps" and Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

    by Linda Harms Okazaki

    When you hear the phrase “Internment Camps,” do you automatically assume this references the experience of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II? Or do you think of Alien Enemies detained at camps run by the U.S. Army or Department of Justice? Does terminology matter? Is there a difference? Why? Genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki will discuss the differences in terminology (colloquial, archival, and culturally respectful), review the events leading up to the incarceration of a wide range of people following the attack on Pearl Harbor, describe the experiences of those inmates, and most importantly, help you to understand and locate genealogically relevant records. 

    This event is being held in memorial of Pearl Harbor Day.

    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, December 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 224
    Register

    A Very Merry Genealogy Holiday

    by Tina Sansone

    Let's put a little family history into our holidays this year!  Come learn about activities and traditions centered around the holidays and family history. We will give ideas of what to put on your wishlist for Santa to bring this year!  and ideas to keep the kids busy and learn about their ancestry. 

    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 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 215
    Register

    A Case Study Proving Oral History

    by Dr. Deborah Abbott

    This lecture will ask attendees to put on their "CSI" hat and utilize their "Detective" skills to solve a series of questions that will bring a family to life.  Using oral history, together, we will identify and describe the scope of the problem and determine what additional research is needed to answer the questions.  We will identify what we know to be fact and the resources that support the facts.  We will learn the importance of carefully analyzing documents and determining clues that will lead us to alternative resources.  The importance of using collateral and cluster genealogical methods will be emphasized.

    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.

               

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