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

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    September 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to September 20, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Students use individual computers to explore Cyndi's List.  This site is  a categorized & cross-referenced index to over 340,000 genealogical resources on the Internet.  All of the sites may be called up directly from Cyndi's List.  Limited to 22 participants.  Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  Pre-...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    September 5, 2015 - 1:00pm to September 6, 2015 - 3:45pm

    Come learn how to begin your family search using family, governmental, library, and electronic resources. Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd.  Pre-registration opens August 24. Call 865-215-8809.

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to August 23, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Students use individual computers to access vast numbers of records on the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War I.  Learn to access service records, pension records, bounty land records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries, descendants of the veterans, loyalist records.   Limited to 22 participants. ...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to August 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Students use individual computers to access over 10 billion records including census & voter lists, birth, marriage, & death, military, immigration & emigration, newspapers & periodicals, pictures, stories & histories, directories, court, land, wills, & family trees. Also reference materials & finding aids.  Limited...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    July 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to July 26, 2015 - 3:45pm

    Come learn how to begin your family search using family, governmental, library, and electronic resources. Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd.  Pre-registration opens July 13. Call 865-215-8809.

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    July 11, 2015 - 10:00am to July 12, 2015 - 11:45am

    How to use county records (births, civil court, criminal court, deaths, deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills) for investigating ancestors.  Examples from the extensive resources of the Knox County Archives will be shown.  Instructor: Doris Martinson, MLS, CA, Head, Knox County Archives.  No reservation required.

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    June 20, 2015 - 10:00am to June 21, 2015 - 11:45am

    The book, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities of the McClung Historical Collection. How to use them to advance your genealogical research.  Tour of the collection included.  Instructor: Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager, McClung Collection, Knox County Public Library.  No reservation required.  For more information, call 865-215-8809....

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    May 30, 2015 - 1:00pm to May 31, 2015 - 2:45pm

    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 records, family trees, catalog of library items, scanned genealogical books, research guides, forms and maps, free online genealogical classes, guide to other free online...

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