In addition to her duties as County Archivist, Melissa also writes a blog, “A Genealogist in the Archives” . She is likewise a bi-weekly author for the vastly popular “Geneabloggers,” the virtual home and promoter for an enormous number of genealogy bloggers. Her column is known as “The Archive Lady.”
Melissa has been researching for over 26 years; imagine the huge amount of research knowledge she has to share with everyone!
Some of the topics she will cover include: “Vertical Files: What Are They and How to Use Them;” “Manuscript Collections: A Hidden Resource for Genealogists;” “Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist;” and “Scrapbooks: A Genealogist's Gold Mine.” Are there any of us who are family history researchers who haven’t needed more information on one or more of those subjects?
The all-day seminar, sponsored by the Tennessee Genealogical Society (TNGS), will be held at the Pickering Center, located at 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138, right across the courtyard from the Tennessee Genealogical Society and the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC).
If you are a member of TNGS, the cost of the seminar is $30.00. Non-members will pay $40.00. This fee includes four separate sessions of motivating research information (including hand-outs) from a renowned county archivist, as well as a box lunch and snacks.
You can register for this workshop three different ways:
- Come by the Genealogy Center at 7779 Poplar Pike and register in person. You can pay with cash, check, or a money order.
- Download the registration form found on the Society’s website (www.tngs.org) and mail it in with a check or money order.
- Register online using a credit card or PayPal by clicking here.
Be sure to be on time – you really don’t want to miss out on anything as we learn all the amazing things that can be found in county archives.
Carla Love Maitland
Tennessee Genealogical Society Board Advisor