Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
865-215-8800

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.

Upcoming Genealogy Workshops

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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. No pre-registration required.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Every cell in your body has a set of chemical strings called DNA. They contain DNA inherited from many of the ancestors in your family tree. Modern technology permits us to find the portions given to you by your forebears. By correlating this information with your genealogical research, you can trace back to most, if not all, of your ancestors...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    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. No pre-registration required.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 8, 2017 - 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 millions of records from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, and the US. Included are parish records (birth, marriage, death), censuses, directories, emi/immigration lists, military...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 29, 2017 - 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 locate graves (well over 300 million entries now available) through FindaGrave, Interment, and BillionGraves, as well as special state, local, and military sites.

    Pre-registration is required and begins April...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd

    How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources. Participants should bring the names, birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

    Pre-registration is required and opens April 24. Call 865-215-8809 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

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

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

    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. No pre-registration required...

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Previous Genealogy Workshops

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 18, 2017 - 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 & death, military, immigration & emigration, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories & histories, directories, court...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 25, 2017 - 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 genealogical...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd

    How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources. Participants should bring the names, birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

    Pre-registration is required and opens January 23. Call 865-215-8809 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

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

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

    Students use an individual computer to access records on the War of 1812. Access to service records, bounty land record, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries, descendants of the veterans. Participants should bring names of service...

  • @ East Tennessee Historical Society
    November 19, 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
    November 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd.

    Students will learn advanced techniques in genealogical research, with special attention to primary sources.

    Pre-registration is required and begins October 24. Please call (865) 215-8809 to register.  

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 29, 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...

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