Yesterday, the LDS Family History Center in Franklin, TN hosted a wonderful day of genealogy presentations as part of their Family Discovery Day Event!
The day began with a welcome and introduction by Murray Johns, a member of the Franklin TN stake presidency. After his introduction, the day was divided into 3 segments, each offering multiple tracks of genealogy & family history instruction and education.
Example topics included – understanding why Mormons do genealogy research, using DNA for understanding ethnic origins, leveraging deed books & non-population schedules, getting started on FamilySearch.org and using Family Search Family Tree, breaking brick walls & military research for African American genealogy, writing your personal and family history story, using cemetery and grave records for research, and more!
Representatives from local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Williamson County African American Heritage Society, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, and the Friends of Tennessee State Library & Archives, were also available to provide information. AAHGS Nashville also represented and shared information about our organization too.
The Family History Center plans to conduct another Family Discovery Day next year, so keep an eye out for future announcements. We also include regional happenings on our Calendar, so be sure to check that list from time to time for upcoming events.
Many thanks to the Franklin Family History Center for a wonderful day of learning and education!