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Webinar - Virtual Summer Seminar

  • Saturday, August 08, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • GoToWebinar Broadcast
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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


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. 

Contact us :
Office: 901 754-4300

Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


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Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

Mailing Address:
PO Box 381824
Germantown, TN 38183-1824

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