Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TSLAFriends sponsor genealogical workshop Feb. 22nd

TSLAFriends and the Tennessee State Library and Archives are honored to host a genealogical workshop with John F. Baker, Jr.

John F. Baker, Jr.


Beginning with Oral Histories, Finding Records and Compiling Stories: Building a Family Genealogy & History

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:00-11:30am

Baker will discuss the preservation of family stories and records through study and compilation. He will include the process of discovering records as presented in his published book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom. For more than 30 years, he has been researching, conducting interviews and collecting photographs and information about them and the hundreds of others enslaved on the plantation.

The workshop is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. Those wishing to attend the workshop must contact TSLA to make reservations. Reservations can be made via e-mail to workshop.tsla@tn.gov. Patrons can also register by telephone by calling 615-741-2764.

The TSLA is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, next to the State Capitol. Parking is available in front, on the side, and in back of the Library and Archives building.

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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