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Tennessee Ancestry Library Event (TALE) and Tennessee State Library & Archives

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Tennessee Ancestry Library Event (TALE)

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Tennessee Ancestry Library Event (TALE) Full Day Registration Ended $30.00 $2.64

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Tennessee Ancestry Library Event (TALE)  

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

9:00am to 4:00pm

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. 623 Union Street. Nashville, 37219

Join the Ancestry team and experts from the Tennessee State Library & Archives for a day of learning and discovery.

Below is the schedule for the full day of genealogy classes. 







Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, 623 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37219


Opening remarks by Chuck Sherrill & Kim S. Harrison

Overview of the day


How to Search Successfully to Tell Your Story on Presented by Anne Gillespie Mitchell

It’s not just enough to find the records, you need to know what to do with them once you have them. Learn search techniques that will help you uncover records you may not have seen before as well as methods that will help you not just find another generation, but help you learn who your ancestors were. 



Your Ancestor’s Lawsuit: Finding and Using Tennessee’s Supreme Court Case Files. Presented by Chuck Sherrill

Ancestry and the TSLAFriends group have partnered to create an online index to over 30,000 court cases from across the state. Learn about the rich genealogical treasures contained here, and how to access the information.



Break and Prizes



AncestryDNA: Another View into Your Family Story. Presented by Anna Swayne

Come hear all about how AncestryDNA can tell you another part of your story by learning what it is, how you take a test and what you get back from the results.




Lunch on your own or you may purchase a lunch in advance (see above for selection). 


Thankful Taylor case study. Presented by J. Mark Lowe

The TN girl who swallowed a snake.  Truth or Fiction? Using records to tell the tale.


Break and Prize Drawing



Jumpstart Your Research. Presented by Juliana Szucs Smith

Every so often, our research can fall into a rut. Juliana shares some tips that will get you up and running and making new discoveries.



Panel Discussion



Closing Remarks and Prizes by Chuck Sherrill & Kim S.  Harrison



Feel free to bring your own lunch or pre-order a box lunch for only $15. You must pre-order the lunch. See the tickets above to choose ham, turkey, or a vegetarian wrap. 


Cancellation/Refund policy: 

Cancelations/refunds upon request prior to September 15th. 

Questions about TALE? 

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

For a list of FAQs please see


Additional Events:

Looking for more than one day of learning? Don’t miss the pre-event workshops at the Tennessee State Library & Archives Auditorium leading up to the Tennessee Ancestry Library Event. These events are free but seating is limited, so register today! 

Special Librarians Day on Friday, September 19th at the Nashville Public Library. This day is designed especially for librarians and archivists. There is an additional registration fee for this event. Space is limited, register today

Have questions about Tennessee Ancestry Library Event (TALE)? Contact and Tennessee State Library & Archives

When & Where

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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