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:

Previous Genealogy Workshops

  • September 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    European immigrants who settled in the Fork–the land between Holston and French Broad Rivers–were among Knox County’s earliest residents. Join noted community historian Jan Loveday Dickens as she shares accounts about these families and their connections.

    Instructor: Jan Loveday Dickens, President of Historic Ramsey House and author of “...

  • September 19, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library in Indiana is one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. In this session, participants will hear from Allison DePrey Singleton, who will not only give a virtual overview of The Genealogy Center’s holdings but also answer participants’...

  • September 16, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Participants in this session will explore advanced techniques for genealogical research with a special focus on primary sources. Participants should have already completed some family research, including census and internet work; please bring this research to the session.

    This program is free; however, pre-registration is required. It...

  • Repeats every month on the second Friday until Fri Nov 10 2023 except Fri Nov 10 2023. Also includes Fri Nov 03 2023.
    September 8, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Would you like to better familiarize yourself with the historical resources that the East Tennessee History Center has to offer? This walking tour introduces participants to the Museum of East Tennessee History, Knox County Archives, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound and how each...

  • A Celebration of the East Tennessee History Center
    August 19, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    In partnership with the Knox County Public Library's Clarence Brown Film Festival, the East Tennessee Historical Society announces the 2nd annual History Hootenanny, a celebration of East Tennessee history. History Hootenanny showcases the best of the East Tennessee History Center and partners at this open house. Guests can enjoy live music,...

  • Genealogy Workshop
    June 13, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Participants will be introduced to the following subjects: cells/chromosomes/DNA, types of DNA studies (Y, mito, auto), DNA strings, string inheritance, five-generation possibility, autosomal descent, matching probabilities, time arenas, ethnic origins, limitations.

    Pre-registration is required:

  • Genealogy Workshop
    June 10, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Are you interested in exploring your family history but not sure where to begin? This session provides participants an overview of how to conduct genealogical research, including helpful charts and forms, free internet research sites, genealogy software, and other beneficial tips.

    Pre-registration is required: https://www....

  • Genealogy Workshop
    May 20, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Participants will enjoy exploring various Tennessee maps¬, not only where they can be found¬–books, in print, and online–but what information they can offer for genealogical and historical research. Emphasis will be placed on maps housed in the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, as well as other Tennessee repositories.