Genealogy Workshops

Interested in family history but don't know where to start?  Or simply want to sharpen your skills?  Beginner or seasoned, you will find a class to match your interest and level of experience.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required for most classes.  Pre-registration begins on the date indicated with each class.  Call 865-215-8809 to register.  Schedule of classes listed below.

Previous Genealogy Workshops

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Finding your Revolutionary War ancestor, service records, pension records, bounty land records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries, descendants of the veterans, loyalist records. Participants should bring names of service men.

    Pre-registration is required and begins August 8. Please call (865) 215-8809 to register...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    July 30, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use

    individual computers to access over 10 billion records including census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, military, immigration and emigration, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories and histories, directories, court,...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    July 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd.

    How to begin your family search using family, governmental, library, and electronic resources.

    Pre-registration is required and begins July 11. Please call (865) 215-8809 to register.  

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    July 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Instructor: Doris Martinson, MLS, CA, Head, Knox County Archives.

    Students will learn how to use county records (births, civil court, criminal court, deaths, deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills) for investigating their ancestors. Examples from the extensive resources of the Knox County Archives will be shown. Lecture will begin in the...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Instructor: Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager, McClung Historical Collection.

    Students will learn about the book, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities of the McClung Historical Collection, and how to use them to advance your genealogical research. Tour of the Collection included. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium....

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 28, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

    Students use individual computers to explore the five major genealogical sites: Ancestry, Family Search, Roots Web, Google, and Genealogy in Time. Participants should bring birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

    Pre-...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

    Students use individual computers to explore Cyndis List. This site is a categorized and cross-referenced index to over 340,000 genealogical resources on the internet. All of the sites may be called up directly from Cyndis List. Participants should...

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