|Redding Bonner family gathers around a table full of food, circa 1890.|
Looking Back at Tennessee. Tennessee State Library and Archives
For the fourth consecutive year, the staff at TSLA is encouraging Tennesseans to visit the library and celebrate 'Family History Day' by learning more about genealogical research.
Gordon Belt, TSLA’s Director of Public Services, will host a beginning genealogy workshop providing an overview of resources available at the library and how to navigate through various databases. The workshop is entitled, “County Connections” and will focus on locating and using TSLA’s many county records. Afterwards, staff will be on hand to help visitors with their research.
The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the TSLA auditorium, which is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, directly west of the State Capitol building in downtown Nashville.
While the workshop is free, reservations are required due to limited seating. To make a reservation, call (615) 741-2764 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that TSLA will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, so it's important to make reservations before then.
Although parking in front of TSLA's building is limited, there is plenty of additional parking behind the building.
The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.