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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 | 1 comment

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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We’re Good for Genealogy and More!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Resources | 1 comment

We’re Good for Genealogy and More!

One of the great things I enjoy about being part of the USGenWeb Project is the many conversations I get to have with researchers around the country.  It is amazing to see to the extent of how the information all of our volunteers and county coordinators provide, is used for individual research.  From time to time, we like to share how others find value in our work. But guess what? Not only can the information be used for personal family history and research, but also more.    On the TNGenWeb site is a Special Project section dedicated to...

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TNGenWeb Cemetery Database Update

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Cemeteries | 7 comments

TNGenWeb Cemetery Database Update

Have you visited our TNGenWeb Cemetery Database lately? If so, you may have noticed that the site has been redesigned and has a few new features included. The TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, coordinated by Jerry Butler, is a great collection of burial records from across the state.  As of this writing, the database includes more than 350,000 records from 15,000 cemeteries.    In the database, you can search for individuals across the state restrict your search to specific counties search on a first name, middle name, and/or surname search...

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County Spotlight: Haywood County

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 0 comments

County Spotlight: Haywood County

Today for our weekly County Spotlight series we are visiting Haywood County. Coordinator:  Your coordinator for Haywood County is Jim Ackerman, who has been with the TNGenWeb Project since late 2007.   Jim actively updates the Haywood County website – if you have family from this area, you’d do well to make sure you spend some time to keep up with all that Jim posts.  The What’s New page on the Haywood site is particularly helpful as you can, at-a-glance, see what has been added since the last time you visited. Records...

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County Spotlight: Dekalb County

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 2 comments

County Spotlight: Dekalb County

Today for our weekly County Spotlight series we are visiting Dekalb County. Coordinator:  David Johnson is the coordinator for Dekalb County, first joining the project in October 2008.  After former coordinator, Athol Foster, retired the county, David took interest since his mother’s family is rooted in Dekalb County and the surrounding areas.  David had been researching his family’s genealogy and benefited from much of work he found on the USGenWeb sites. He found special value in queries that were posted as a way to connect with...

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