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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoWebinar Broadcast
    • 156
    Register

    USING ANCESTRY'S CARD CATALOG FOR RESEARCH-JOE BURNS

    Joe Burns will offer an overview

      of using Ancestry's Card

    Catalog for research.


    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, July 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 157
    Register

    FAMILY SEARCH TOUR-LISA JUNKINS


    Join us as we take a tour of FamilySearch the biggest, all-free, all-genealogy website. We will talk about its historical records, family tree data, and some best practices.


    Lisa has given several classes for TNGS. As a DAR Volunteer Genealogist, gave genealogy workshops for women interested in joining Daughters of the American Revolution. She has completed GEP I, II, III, and DNA and the DAR. In her desire to become a DAR member, Lisa realized she had a passion for genealogy and research. She loves sharing her love of genealogy with others.


    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, July 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 187
    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.  Bring up your own topics of interest or just soak up the knowledge from the group.  .


    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, July 30, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 183
    Register

    QUAKERS-TINA SANSONE







    Tina Sansone will discuss Quakers, and resources to find them. Even if your ancestors were not Quakers, they may still be recorded in their  records. Tina Sansone,  Germantown Regional History & Genealogical Center Librarian and  Professional Genealogist.

    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, August 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 192
    Register

    Virtual SUMMER SEMINAR

    We are proud to announce that our spring event featuring Kim Richardson & Mark Lowe has been re-scheduled as a one-day virtual seminar on Saturday Aug. 8th.

    In addition to these two outstanding speakers, videos of four of the originally planned workshop topics will be made available to registrants.

    Four of these videos will be available July 25th – August 23rd. This will allow viewing of the videos both prior to and following the event on August 8th. Link to these videos and their handouts will be sent to each registrant on July 24th

    The actual Seminar will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. with a Welcome Video from the Society, followed by a presentation from Kim Richardson. A fifth presentation from Mark Lowe will follow and this video will be available until August 23rd. A live Q & A session will be held after each presentation on Saturday. Mark will also be taking questions submitted in advance from his other four workshops.

    Members $30


    Non-Members $40


    Registration Deadline Wednesday Aug 5th


    Funds must be received at our office before August 5 or the registration will be cancelled

    Program Details

    9:00 a.m.  - Welcome - Carla Maitland & Door-prize


    9:15 a.m. - Live Session – 1 (Kim Richardson) - InDeed Your Ancestors  Land Records are Useful in Genealogy - How useful are deeds in answering questions about a person's life and adding depth and understanding to you family history? Can you locate an ancestor's land on a modern map? Could that process help you discover a long-forgotten burial site or home-place?  In this case study presentation, you will hear of the ups and downs of genealogy research as we explore the surprises hidden in one man's land purchases. We learn little-known details of his life's story, which are only revealed when land records are combined with area history and context.


    10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Break & Door-Prize

    10:45 a.m. Live Session - 2 (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.

    11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Break & Door-Prize

    12:00 p.m. - Live Session 3 (J.Mark Lowe) Q &A for Workshop Videos (See below for details)

    1:15 p.m. - Final Comments & Grand Door-Prize

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    Worksdop Videos (Available July 25th - Aug 23rd)


    Video (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.


    Video (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.

    Video (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. 

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

    Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before July 24, 2020. 


    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 210
    Register

    Webinar - Family Tree Maker, Exporting and Syncing-PZ Horton







    For this session, we will cover

    Exporting a Tree and Syncing a Tree.

    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, August 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar-Broadcast
    • 185
    Register

    Ancestry-DNA Tools-Debbie Atchley









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    Match Lists With Estimated Relationships
    - Shared Matches and Notes
    - Profiles and Messaging
    - Common Ancestors
    - Thrulines
    - Grouping – Color coding

    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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, August 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • GoToWebinar Broadcast
    • 223
    Register

    Translating Genealogical Research into Museum Exhibitions-Andrew Ross

    Join us as we host Andrew Ross the Executive Director of Davies Manor. He will discuss the research and development process that led to the installation of Davies Manor's newest permanent exhibit, Omitted in Mass: Rediscovering Lost Narratives of Enslavement, Migration and Memory Through the Davies Family's Papers

    Andrew Ross is a former newspaper reporter. He is also a local historical tour guide, freelance writer, and adjunct English instructor at the University of Memphis, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

    Access will  be through GoToWebinar .  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.


Past events

Saturday, July 11, 2020 WEBINAR-Membership Meeting-Tennessee Genealogical Society
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 WEBINAR-Family Tree Maker Discussion Group
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 ORPHAN TRAINS-TINA SANSONE
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Maintain Tree Information in Ancestry - Remote-Members Only
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Lisa Louise Cooke Video-Researching Institutional Records
Monday, June 22, 2020 Internal Test Event
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (June)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Beginner Colonial Era Research, through the Life of Anne Marbury Hutchinson - Kim Richardson
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 GTW Test 3
Saturday, June 13, 2020 HOW TO EXCEL IN GENEALOGY-REMOTE-NANCY WALCZYK
Friday, June 12, 2020 Test Quick
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Family Tree Maker Discussion Group - Remote-Members Only
Saturday, June 06, 2020 WHAT ARE DNA TESTS AND SHOULD I TAKE ONE? Debbie Atchley
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 USING ANCESTRY CARD CATALOG FOR RESEARCH-JOE BURNS
Saturday, May 30, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (May)-Remote-Open to the Public
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Lunch & Learn Lisa Louise Cooke - Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors in Newspapers (Part 1)
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Family Tree Maker Discussion Group - Remote-Members Only
Monday, May 18, 2020 10 Things a Genealogist Should Do Before Leaving a Library or Archives-Melissa Barker-REMOTE-MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 16, 2020 ASK TN GEN-REMOTE-MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 African American Genealogy - Tina Sansone Remote Members Only
Saturday, May 09, 2020 How to Analyze Your DNA Matches - Deborah Parks-Remote-Members Only
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 USING ANCESTRY.COM-LISA JUNKINS-REMOTE-MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 02, 2020 GENEALOGY 101-REMOTE-MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Lisa Louise Cooke Video- TOPIC CHANGE-New 2020 Genealogist's Google Search Methodology-REMOTE-MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (April) - Remote-Open to Public
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Family Tree Maker Discussion Group - Remote-Members Only
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Using the Internet for Genealogy Research - Remote-Members Only
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Cheap Genealogy: Research and Education for the Frugal at Heart-Remote-Available for Members Only
Saturday, April 04, 2020 Family Tree Maker Discussion Group - Remote-Members Only
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (March) - Remote
Saturday, March 07, 2020 Using Newspapers in Family Research - A Journalist's Perspective
Saturday, February 29, 2020 How to Analyze Your DNA Matches - Deborah Parks
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Lunch & Learn Lisa Louise Cooke Video
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Technology & Genealogy (February)
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (February)
Saturday, February 08, 2020 The Powerful Impact of African Americans in U.S. Wars
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Lunch & Learn - How to Find Living Relatives
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Technology & Genealogy (January)
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Let's Discuss It! (January)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Family Tree Maker Discussion Group
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Organizing Your Genealogy Records and Genealogical Wills - Kim Richardson
Thursday, January 16, 2020 State Research - Georgia
Saturday, January 11, 2020 TNGS Membership Meeting
Saturday, December 07, 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - DNA SIG (December)
Saturday, December 07, 2019 Let's Discuss It (December)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 FTM Special Interest Group - FTM SIG (November)
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Where should I look for that record?
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Tagging, Organizing, and Saving Heirlooms and Photographs - Kim Richardson
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Fall Seminar 2019 - Amy Johnson Crow
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Tennessee State Research - Nancy Walczyk
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Memphis Bicentennial
Saturday, October 19, 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - DNA SIG (October)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Let's Discuss It (October)
Thursday, October 17, 2019 How to Research the Courthouse - Kim Richardson
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Tennessee Genealogical Society - Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 28, 2019 FTM Special Interest Group - FTM SIG (September)
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Let's Discuss It (September)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Tennessee Ancestry Certificate - Lisa Junkins
Sunday, September 15, 2019 TNGS “Show and Tell” Again! - Carla Maitland
Saturday, August 24, 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - DNA SIG (August)
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Let's Discuss It (August)
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Mid-South Duels - Donald Harrison
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Mind Mapping for Genealogy and Using Collateral Research to Solve Genealogy Problems - Kim Richardson
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 The Treasure of Discovering Your Rich History - Linda Reaves
Saturday, July 27, 2019 FTM Special Interest Group - FTM SIG (July)
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Let's Discuss It (July)
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Introduction to Genealogy Software - Legacy Family Tree / Family Tree Builder
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Genealogy Color Coded Files - Lisa Junkins
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Tennessee Genealogical Society - Membership Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2019 How Do I Know My Sources are "Good and My Research is Accurate?" - Kim Richardson
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 How to Utilize DAR’s Genealogical Research System (GRS) with Jen-Marie Pera
Saturday, July 06, 2019 Introduction to Genealogy Software - Family Tree Maker / Roots Magic
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Indians of West Tennessee: Have you met an Ofo Indian lately? - Brent Cox
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Turn Your Brick Wall into a Yellow Brick Road - Kim Richardson
Saturday, June 22, 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - DNA SIG (June)
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Let's Discuss It (June)
Saturday, June 15, 2019 State Archives Seminar
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Streetcar Advertising in America - Woody Savage
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Abandoned Memphis Cemeteries - Bill Pichette
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Let's Discuss It (May)
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Using Dropbox for Genealogy - Sherri Onorati
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Family Tree Maker at TNGS
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Let's Discuss It (April)
Saturday, April 20, 2019 McVay Gardens Cemetery Restoration - Andy Pouncey
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Tennessee Genealogical Society - Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 04, 2019 A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Genealogy Writing Workshop - Carla Maitland
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Let's Discuss It (March)
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Spring Seminar - Debbie Duay
Monday, March 11, 2019 Pink Palace Museum - Field Trip
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Cheap Genealogy: Research and Education for the Frugal at Heart - Kim Richardson
Saturday, March 02, 2019 Women's History Month - Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg
Saturday, February 23, 2019 Let's Discuss It (February)
Sunday, February 10, 2019 The Meaning of Names - Tina Sansone
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Genealogy 101 - Sessions 1-9
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Let's Discuss It (January)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society (Jan)
Saturday, January 12, 2019 TNGS Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Basics of Genealogy - Kim Richardson
Saturday, December 08, 2018 Let's Discuss It (December)
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Why I Love City Directories - Nancy Walczyk
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Facebook Groups for Genealogy - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Fall DNA Seminar - Dr. Blaine Bettinger
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Genealogy and the Grim Reaper - Joe Burns & John Ware
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Sunday, October 07, 2018 Let’s “Show and Tell” Again! - Carla Maitland
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Using DNA to find Birth Family - Tina Sansone
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Let's Discuss It (September)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Looking for a Tennesse Ancestor? The TNGS Research Request Process - Nancy Walczyk
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Kentucky State Research - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, August 25, 2018 FamilyTree DNA Group Projects - Deborah Parks
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Census Records - Kim Richardson
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Spy Sisters with Donald Harrison
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Ancestry Card Catalog - Joe Burns
Saturday, July 28, 2018 DNA Part 2 - I have my DNA results, now what can I do with them?) - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Genealogy Blogs and Blogging
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 State Research - Arkansas
Saturday, July 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Saturday, June 30, 2018 So You Think Everything is on the Internet? Therese Fisher
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Let's Discuss It (June)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Why I Love City Directories - Nancy Walczyk
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Murder, Mystery & Scandal - Donald Harrison
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Case Studies - Kim Richardson
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Let's Discuss It (May)
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Let Me Share My Family’s History!
Thursday, May 03, 2018 DNA Part 1 - Which test do I need to order? - Debbie Atchley
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Let's Discuss It (April)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Using Dropbox for Genealogy - Sherri Onorati
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Membership Meeting of the Tennessee Genealogical Society
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Robert E. Lee's Orderly - Al Arnold
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Spring Seminar - Lisa Louise Cooke
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Searching Native Roots - Jason Terrell
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Women's Suffage in Tennessee - Paula Casey
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Let's Discuss It (March)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 March Seminar - Newspaper Research
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Let's Discuss It (February)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 February Seminar - Dr. Beverly G. Bond
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Let's Discuss It (January)
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Organizing Your Family Genealogy
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Let's Discuss It
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Researching WWI Veterans : A Soldier's Story

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