March 1 Meeting: JCPL Collections & Resources

WAGS is pleased to host Johnson City Public Library’s Adult Services staff to present on both digital and physical resources available through the library at the virtual meeting. The session will include a demonstration of the updated microfilm reader providing easier usability and better options for sharing digitized images during members’ genealogical research.

In addition to the microfilm demonstration, the library will provide updates on what resources are available in the physical collections of the Tennessee Room and digital resources. The digital resources include both those directly funded by JCPL and those made available by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

Join us at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) by Zoom to learn about how you can research both inside the library and from the comforts of your home! 

April 5 Meeting:  Jeremy A. Smith, Archives of Appalachia

WAGS will be joined at its April virtual meeting by Jeremy A. Smith, director of the Archives of Appalachia. Director Smith will present on the Archive’s growing collection of digitized materials. These include digitized ETSU yearbooks, manuscripts and photographs, audio-visual collections, and forthcoming digital exhibits.

Director Smith will also take questions on the Archive’s other resources and any broader conversations on how it supports the work of genealogists. He is looking forward to sharing updates on the Archive’s and meeting the WAGS members.

Join us at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) by Zoom for how the Archives of Appalachia is making its collections and the region’s history available to the wider world online.

$100 donation to Archives of Appalachia.

May 3 Meeting: Field Trip to David Crockett’s Birthplace State Park.

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June 11 Meeting:  Workshop for Researchers

August 2 Meeting:  1950 Census

September 6 Meeting:  Eric Dawson on the McClung Collection

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October 4 Meeting: 1950 Census

November 2 Meeting:  Reading Old Handwriting