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

  • May 25, 2013 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2013 - 2:45pm

    Participants will employ individual computers to locate their recent ancestors in the 1940 Census. Special Enumeration District techniques when the indexes fail to discover them. Other special finding aids. Additional information supplied on this census. Instructor: Eric Head BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Pre-...

  • May 11, 2013 - 1:00pm to May 12, 2013 - 2:45pm

    Students use individual computers to access the oldest and one of the richest free genealogy sites. Many millions of Items including names, surname lists, mailing lists, atlases/gazetteers, birth, census, church, court, death, deed, directory, divorce, foreign, land, marriage, military, mortality, native american, naturalization, newspaper,...

  • April 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to April 28, 2013 - 3:45pm

    Students use an individual computer to explore the four major sites. Limited to 22 participants. Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Pre-registration required; begins April 01. Call 865-215-8809.  Bring birthdates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

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    April 13, 2013 - 1:00pm to April 14, 2013 - 2:45pm

    Students use an individual computer to explore the four major sites. Limited to 22 participants. Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Pre-registration required; begins April 01. Call 865-215-8809.  Bring birthdates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

  • March 23, 2013 - 1:00pm to March 24, 2013 - 2:45pm

    Finding your Civil War ancestor, service records, pension records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries. Limited to 22 participants. Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Pre-registration required; begins March 11. Call 865-215-8809. Bring name and state of known or suspected Civil...

  • March 9, 2013 - 1:00pm to March 10, 2013 - 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...

  • February 16, 2013 - 1:00pm to February 17, 2013 - 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 available records, family trees, catalog of library items, scanned genealogical books, detailed research guides, forms and maps, free online genealogical...

  • February 2, 2013 - 1:00pm to February 3, 2013 - 3:45pm

    How to begin your family search using family, governmental, library, and electronic resources. Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Limited to 22 participants. Pre-registration required; begins January 22. Call 865-215-8809.

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