Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
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. 15
  • Closed Feb. 19
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Jan. 15
  • Closed Feb. 19
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.

Previous Genealogy Workshops

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    This class will focus on finding your Revolutionary War ancestor, service records, pension records, bounty land records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries, descendants of veterans, and loyalist records.  Instructor: Eric Head, BA, and/or Dr. George Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  Pre-registration is required and is available...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    October 18, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Students will 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,...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    While using your own computer, you will access vast numbers of records for the following types: military (Revolution, 1812, Mexican, Civil, Indian, World Wars I & II), pension, city directories, homestead, naturalization, early passports, and native Americans.  Instructor: Eric Head, BA, and/or Dr. George Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  Limited to...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Trace your roots while having fun.  Students use an individual computer to explore the four major sites: Ancestry, Family Search, Roots Web, and Google.  Limited to 22 participants.  Please bring birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.  Instructor Eric Head, BA and/or Dr. George Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.  Pre-registration is...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    While using your own computer, you will access over 10 billion records including census and voter lists, birth, marriage, and death lists, immigration and emigration lists, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories and histories, directories, court, land, wills, and family trees.  There will also be reference materials and finding aids. ...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    This class will focus on advanced techniques in genealogical research with special attention to primary sources.  Instructor will be Ann Blomquist, MEd.  Limited to 22 participants.  Pre-registration is required; begins March 24, 2014.  Please call 865-215-8809 to register.

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    July 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Learn how to use county records (birth, civil court, criminal court, deaths, deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills) for investigating your ancestors.  Examples from the extensive resources of the Knox County Archives will be shown.  Instructor will be Doris Martinsen, MLS, CA, Head of Knox County Archives.  No reservations are required for this...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    June 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Come learn about the books, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities available at the McClung Historical Collection that will help you advance your genealogical research.  Tour of the collection is included.  Instructor will be Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager of the McClung Collection, Knox County Public Library.  No reservation required...

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