Genealogy Workshops

The Genealogy Workshops listed below are Previous Genealogy Workshops. ETHS and its programmatic partner Knox County Public Library are currently planning workshops for later in 2022. Updates will be posted here and on social media. In the meantime, Knox County Public Library's online guide Genealogy–Where to Start? is available at: https://www.knoxcountylibrary.org/explore-the-east-tennessee-history-center/genealogy

Previous Genealogy Workshops

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to April 5, 2020 - 2:45pm
    Due to Covid-19 this event has been canceled.

    Instructor: Vicky Bills, MSIS, McClung Historical Collection. A house’s history involves much more than just its structure. The history of the people who have lived there can be obtained through city directory search, obituary records, newspaper articles, deeds and tax lists, insurance maps,...

  • @ The Jonesborough Genealogical Society
    March 28, 2020 - 9:30am to March 29, 2020 - 1:45pm
    Due to Covid-19 this event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

    On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its monthly Genealogy Day with speaker, Ann Blomquist, an experienced genealogist who serves as the administrator for the First Families of Tennessee project of the East Tennessee...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to March 22, 2020 - 3:45pm
    Due to Covid-19 this event has been canceled.

    Instructor: Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Cells/chromosomes/DNA, types of DNA studies (Y, mito, auto), DNA strings, string inheritance, 5-generation possibility, autosomal descent, matching probabilities, time arenas, ethnic origins, limitations. Lecture will be in the first floor auditorium...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 23, 2020 - 3:45pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to access the billions of records and features of Family Search, the largest free genealogical internet site. Items to be explored include available records, family trees, catalog of library items, scanned genealogical books...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or KCPLS staff. Discover more of your family history through stories, historical events, obituaries, images, etc. Newsbank has access to nearly 10,000 sources from more than 160 countries, including the Knoxville News Sentinel’s 1922-1990 digitized editions, and Proquest has five other digitized...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 9, 2020 - 2:45pm

    Instructor: Cherel Henderson, Director, East Tennessee Historical Society. The membership in First Families of Tennessee is now almost 17,000. To qualify, a person must prove descent from an ancestor who was in what is now Tennessee by 1796. This class will cover how to prove 1796 or prior residence, how to ascertain generation by generation...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to February 2, 2020 - 3:45pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources.  Call 865-215-8809 starting Jan. 21 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    January 11, 2020 - 1:00pm to January 12, 2020 - 2:45pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to explore the seven major genealogical sites: Ancestry, Family Search, FindmyPast, MyHeritage, Fold3, Google, Cyndis List.  Call 865-215-8809 starting Jan 2 to register.

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