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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 103
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    Researching NC From the Comfort of Home 

    by Lori Thornton

    Need to research your North Carolina ancestor but can’t make the trip to do so? Learn resources and strategies for finding information in both free and subscription databases.

    Lori Thornton, professional genealogist and librarian, specializes in Southern States research. She wrote the Mississippi volume in the NGS Research in the States series.

    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, February 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 182
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    Answering Liberty's Call By Tracy Lawson

    Tracy Lawson is a 30-year member of the DAR and belongs to the chapter named for her 6x-grandmother, Anna Asbury Stone. She was a dance teacher and choreographer for nearly three decades. Tracy decided to change her career in 2011 when her husband changed jobs and they moved from Ohio to Texas. She decided to switch gears and take up writing. In the past ten years she has published six novels and two nonfiction history books.

    Answering Liberty's Call: Anna Stone's Daring Ride to Valley Forge, Tracy's most recent book, is based on the legend of her 6x-grandmother, Anna Asbury Stone. The family legend can be traced back to Benjamin Butler Stone, a grandson of Rev. Benjamin and Anna Stone. As Rev. Benjamin and Anna lived with their son, Jeremiah, in their declining years, young Benjamin grew up hearing stories of his grandparents’ youth directly from them.

    Please join us as Tracy tells us how her genealogy research helped her create this wonderful book.

    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.


    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 144
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    Early Tennessee Military Records

    by Sandy Rumble

    A professional genealogist and military records specialist, Sandy Rumble will present information on the military records available at NARA for some of the earliest battles our Tennessee ancestors participated in.

    She is co-coordinator for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) course, "Answering the Call of Uncle Sam," an overview of 18th and 19th century military records for genealogy 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.

    • Wednesday, February 23, 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 1 – Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

    Session 2 – Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

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

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


    • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 205
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    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: Fayette County (John Ware)                                    

     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, March 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 152
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    Using Collateral Relative and Cluster Research to Solve Genealogy Problems

    by Kim Richardson

    When you exhaust all known records for an ancestor, it is time to look elsewhere. It seems counter-intuitive, but researching collateral relatives is a great way to find the answers. This presentation will tell you how to implement this research strategy to make you more successful.


    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, March 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Remote
    • 201
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    It All Started with a Few Pilgrims!

    Massachusetts Research by Dave Robison

     

    A brief history of the development of a small group of survivors to a powerful nation. The question is why did they come here? In one sense, the culture they brought with them is the foundation for the vast array of records they left creating a boon for genealogical researchers!

    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, March 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Remote
    • 211
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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: County Locality Guide- Williamson 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, March 31, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 221
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    What am I Missing? Recognizing Research Holes in Available Sources By Patti Hobbs

    Performing reasonably exhaustive research assumes researchers recognize the resources available to solve a research question. Genealogists must recognize pertinent resources available to solve a research question and understand the limits of each of those resources. This lecture helps to navigate the pitfalls.

    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, April 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 231
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    Mennonites and Moravians:  Finding Our Genealogical Heritage

    by Cynthia J. Guffey

    In our genealogical research, we may discover ancestors of Anabaptist faiths or less traditional faiths.  This presentation will look at what genealogical records are available for the Mennonites and Moravians, repositories of the records, and what can be learned about these early denominations.

    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, April 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 235
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    TNGS SECOND QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Please join us for the Second 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.

    Our speaker after the membership meeting will be Maury Nicely, attorney and historian.  He will speak on the 1964 Jimmy Hoffa trial in Chattanooga.

    In January 1964, Jimmy Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters labor union, was put on trial along with five other men in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on charges of jury tampering. The six-week trial, probably the most notorious to ever occur in Chattanooga, was beset with allegations of government surveillance, wiretapping, juror misconduct, fabricated testimony, Cuban gunrunning, threats of assassination, and even the procurement of prostitutes for jurors by the federal government. The outcome of the trial would set into motion events that would culminate in the disappearance of Hoffa a decade later. In this program, Maury Nicely, the author of Hoffa in Tennessee: The Chattanooga Trial That Brought Down an Icon, will share the lively story of the “Hoffa trial,“ its beginnings, and its aftermath.

    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, April 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 226
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    You Can’t Avoid Taxes…At Least Not in Genealogy!

    By James Long

    Tax records are a rich but often under-utilized source of genealogical information. From poll taxes to real estate taxes to luxury taxes and even dog taxes, few of our ancestors have successfully evaded the tax system, and we can use that to our advantage in our research. This session will explore the types of taxes levied on our ancestors, where to find Tennessee’s tax records, and how tax information can solve genealogical problems when no other record can.

    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, April 23, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar-Remote
    • 237
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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

    TN County Corner: County Locality Guide: Knox 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, May 07, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 239
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    Researching In Louisiana:  It's a Gumbo of Records and Oral History

    By Marie Scott

    The presentation will cover U.S. Federal Census documents, compilations of Catholic Church/Sacramental Records, Wills and Intestate documents, and the oral history that helped to light the path to the Berzat, Coco, Rappilier, Reynaud, and Roquette families. 


    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, May 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar Remote
    • 239
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    7020333784843094799 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:  Henderson 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, May 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GoToMeeting Remote
    • 25
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    Writing Your Family History SIG

    Facilitator - Carla Maitland