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Back 2 Basics: Genealogical Techniques Workshop

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Back 2 Basics: Genealogical Techniques Workshop:On Thursday, February 9th, The JGS will host Chad Fred Bailey, with a program entitled, “Take the METRO: Tips for Beginning Your Genealogical Research and Miscellaneous Resources” at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, at 6:30 pm.

This program has continued to evolve and has many tips and sources including online and in-person resources. Learn about the genealogical research acronym of METRO and find some genealogical resources in unusual places.

Chad Fred Bailey is a historian and a very avid genealogist. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University in the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies program concentrating in Archival Studies with hopes of becoming an Archivist. He completed his thesis entitled, “Heritage Tourism in Washington County, Tennessee: Linking Place, Placelessness, and Preservation” in August 2016. He was a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and minor in Management and Bachelors of Arts with a major of History and minor in Appalachian Studies. He is a 2009 graduate of David Crockett High School, Jonesborough. He is the president of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. He received the 2012 Tennessee Historical Commission’s Special Commissioner’s Certificate of Merit for his work with the Washington County, Tennessee Obituary Project. He, also, has been inducted into the 2014 class of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Hall of Fame. He currently works as the Planner Assistant II for A.O. Smith – American Water Heater in Johnson City.

  • Genealogy Day: The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its February Genealogy Day on Saturday, February 25th at 10 am at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum Board Room, Jonesborough. The society will host speaker, Sherry Sorrells Finchum, on Genetic Genealogy.

Sherry Sorrells Finchum retired with over 38 years in the field of education, having taught Home Economics, 2nd grade, kindergarten and ending her career with 18 years as the elementary curriculum supervisor for Jefferson County Schools.

She has over 30 years of genealogy research and 20 years of genetic genealogy experience.

She has presented genealogy and DNA presentations for genealogical and historical societies, DAR chapters, and many family association groups. With her husband, she owns and runs Indian Creek Productions at http://www.indiancreekproductions.com and runs her own personal genealogy website at http://sorrellsgenealogy.com.


February 9
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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