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

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 10, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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 July 29. Call 865-215-8809. Bring name and state of known or suspected Civil...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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 July 15. Call 865-215-8809. Bring birthdates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

  • July 13, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    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 Martinsen, MLS, CA, Head, Knox County Archives. No reservation required.

  • June 22, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    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.

  • June 8, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Advanced techniques in genealogical research; special attention to primary sources. Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Limited to 22 participants. Pre-registration required; begins May 28. Call 865-215-8809.

  • May 25, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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 3:00pm

    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 4:00pm

    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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