Programs

Programs

All of our meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the First Tuesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

All meetings are held in the Community Room of the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, Tennessee unless otherwise specified.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Please see the schedule below for upcoming events.                                                                                                       

Schedule:  2012 Programs
March   ~  Cherel Henderson ~ “Lest We Forget”

April     ~  Jim Wilson ~ “How to Write a Query & How to
Use a Query Board”

May 8  ~  (2nd Tuesday)
Scheduled program on the Washington County Obituary Project has been postponed, and the preliminary obituary scanning that was scheduled to start at 5: 30 is postponed as well.  Instead, the program will be a presentation on DVD by Dr George Schweitzer on the topic “Migration Routes 1607-1890”.    This is a very informative and entertaining presentation.

June     ~  Kathryn Rutherford,  “Restoring Photographs”

July 3   
~  6:00 pm,  Annual Picnic will be held at George and Margaret Holley’s Museum located on Denny Mill Road.  Find your way to the Holley’s home at 1069 W. Oakland Ave. in Johnson City, then continue driving up the road beyond the Holley’s home and turn right onto Denny Mill Rd.  The entrance to the museum grounds will be on your right.   Please bring a covered dish to share at the dinner.  

August 7 ~  Ned Irwin,  “Update on Washington County Archives”

September 4~ Chad Bailey & Elaine Cantrell,  “Washington
County Obituary Project”

October 2 ~ Margaret Hougland,  ” Documenting Your
Sources”

November 6 – Topic ~ The War of 1812.  The speakers will be Gail Campbell of the Johnson City Public Library and Dr. Jim Wilson, retired ETSU Chair of Family Medicine.  Gail will speak on the War of 1812 records available from Ancestry, through the library.
Dr. Wilson will present  an overview of the war and resources available for gathering information about your ancestor.  Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to attend.    

December 4  at 6:00 p.m. This year our annual Christmas gathering will be held at The Chester Inn located on Main Street in Jonesborough.  A tour of the inn will be given and  hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served.  Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share with the group.  Parking is available behind the courthouse, on Main Street in designated areas and in a lot behind the Christopher Taylor cabin.    Hope to see you there.

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