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African American Genealogy at the Hermitage

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in African-American | 0 comments

African American Genealogy at the Hermitage

This month, in commemoration for Black History Month, the Hermitage is hosting a series of events. Today, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a program highlighting resources for conducting genealogical research.  Today’s panel featured several presenters well-versed in their respective areas of expertise and were all great to hear!   Pamela E. Foster, with the Nashville Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society discussed the HBCU Newspaper Indexing Project and how HBCU student newspapers can be a...

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AncestryDay Recap

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Events | 2 comments

Yesterday, the Tennessee State Library and Archives partnered with Ancestry to host the “Tennessee Ancestry Library Event”  here in Nashville. The event had two primary days – a Librarians’ Day on Friday, and a Researcher’s Day yesterday. I was so pleased that I was able to attend the Saturday Researchers’ Day event. for which there were more than 600 attendees.  I don’t often have the opportunity to attend genealogy events in person and I cherished each moment. I met several new people, and even had...

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Calling All Volunteers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Calling All Volunteers

Tennessee – the Volunteer State.  A perfect nickname indeed for our Tennessee home – especially when it comes to our efforts here at the TNGenWeb Project.  The information we have available throughout all of our county sites would not be possible without the help of our wonderful researchers and family historians who VOLUNTEER their time and efforts.  As you all locate tidbits of information for your own family research, we are in debt to all of you who so graciously share with us. Over the next few months, we anticipate having...

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Clarksville Area Genealogy Discussion Group

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

Do you have research interests in and around the Montgomery County area? If so, you may be interested in knowing that there is a new genealogy discussion group forming.  The group will meet starting September 16th near the front entrance of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.  They will  meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  If interested, contact Hazel Singson or Brenda Harper...

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The Fun We Had at our TNGenWeb Meetup

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in About TNGenWeb, Announcements | 2 comments

The Fun We Had at our TNGenWeb Meetup

It is amazing the energy that can come from a group of like-minded individuals getting together. I am proud to say that I experienced this first-hand yesterday at a meetup I organized for our TNGenWeb team. We gathered at the Tennessee State Library and Archives for a day of conversation and learning. I’ve been the State Coordinator for the project for a little over 3 years now and have very much enjoyed getting to know, via email, the fabulous team I collaborate with throughout the state – the more than 85 volunteers that work...

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Tennessee Bodes Well in Recent NEH Awards

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Newspapers, Resources, TN News | 0 comments

Tennessee Bodes Well in Recent NEH Awards

  To all of you Tennessee history enthusiasts, you’ll be so pleased to hear the news of the funding received throughout the state from the National Endowment for Humanities.  Yesterday, NEH announced the recipients of their recent funding cycle. Awards were made for 177 projects around the country and totaled $34 million dollars.  In Tennessee, projects awarded include: Chattanooga History Center — award provided to fund the implementation of a permanent, multimedia exhibit to tell the story of the history of Chattanooga, TN....

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Morgan County – New Site Redesign

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in County News, Site Design | 0 comments

Morgan County – New Site Redesign

Do you have people you are researching in Morgan County? If so, we hope you’ll visit the Morgan County TNGenWeb page for the resources you need.  Especially since the site now has a new and updated look! Your Morgan County Coordinator is Julie Cromwell and she’s been busy the last several weeks actively updating the site to make it easier to add new material, and to make it easier for you to keep up with the latest updates.  Once on the site, browse the navigation menu across the top to look at “Records & Data,”...

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Goodbye Nancy, You Will Be Missed

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Announcements | 3 comments

Goodbye Nancy, You Will Be Missed

To all our TNGenWeb Project researchers & volunteers – we are saddened to share the news that Nancy Adams Cole, one of our former state coordinators, passed away June 13th, 2014.  Nancy gave her all to the TNGenWeb Project, helping many of our coordinators and many of you researching your own family histories. We’ve posted a tribute page for her – please do read it to learn more about Nancy’s contributions over these past many...

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Wayne County History & Crafts Fair 2014

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Announcements | 1 comment

The Wayne County Historical Society is pleased to share the news of their upcoming History and Crafts Fair.  The event will be held Saturday, July 12th at Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, TN. Below are screenshots of the event brochure.  You can download the brochure here.    ...

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Preservation of African American Cemeteries Conference

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Cemeteries | 3 comments

This weekend, May 16-17th, is the 8th annual meeting for the Preservation of African American Cemeteries, Inc. (PAAC).   This group, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas, is dedicated to the preserving, restoring, and documenting of African American cemeteries.  They promote and provide services in research, documentation, stone cleaning, education, maintenance, restoration and more – all related to cemeteries where individuals of African-descent are interred. This year’s meeting will be held on the campus of Rhodes College  in...

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