Clinton Public Library has partnered with two members of the Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society to offer a four-part genealogy workshop entitled “Genealogy 101: The Basics.”
Conducted by society members Stephanie Hill and Emily Haverkamp, sessions are scheduled for four Tuesdays: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, and Feb. 19, from 6-8 p.m. There is no charge for the workshop.
The first session will instruct participants in how to organize and begin their research and how to plan a research trip. Participants will receive a free packet of material and forms. The second session will explore local, state, and federal resources. The third session will take a look at Internet resources. The fourth session will discuss immigration and naturalization. Each session will end with a short question-and-answer session.
Seating is limited; anyone wishing to attend must pre-register either in person at the library or by telephone at (865) 457-0519. Participants may sign up for one, two, three, or all four sessions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beginning in March, the library will offer a series of individual genealogy sessions with a more in-depth discussion of specific areas of genealogical research. Topics will include finding female ancestors, Native American ancestry, immigration and naturalization, U.S. military service and pension records, Confederate ancestors, and land records research.