The Merrian Webster Dictionary defines it as:
1) an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms
2) regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor
3) the study of family ancestral lines
4) an account of the origin and historical development of something
This research guide will help to meet the following objectives:
TMCC Research Guides will assist you with your research and documenting and writing your family history:
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab
Come in and learn new research techniques, hear guest speakers, collaborate and have fun while building your family tree. Please see the links below to read a variety of articles that have been published regarding our Open Genealogy Lab.
Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Class
Friday, Aug 16, 2019:
Learn how the genealogical narrative essay provides a low-stakes, entry-level writing assignment that introduces students to the rigor of academic research, all the while doing it at a personally fulfilling level. This assignment can apply to courses across the curriculum, from English to Culinary Arts, from History to Geography, and more. The presentation will be divided into three sections: how family history can be incorporated into a course curriculum as a narrative essay assignment, how to find and use the library resources to support the paper, and how the Tutoring and Learning Center can assist students in the writing and revising stages.
List of Upcoming Guest Speakers at the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab:
Friday, May 17 - Leah Geibel, Archivist II, Alaska State Archives
Friday, May 24 - David Neal of the Search Angels and the new app called DNA2 Tree. Solve your adoption or any other missing person mystery using your DNA results.
Friday, May 31 - Tim Ritter, author of the book Sifting through the Ashes. His presentation is about encountering brick walls in research, learning to sift through family legends in search of the truth, and taking chances that ultimately lead to incredible discoveries and connections to the past.
Friday, June 7 - Melissa Barker, professional genealogist, blogger, archivist
Friday, June 14 - Isabella Baltar, APG Assoc. Mbr., CBG Assoc. Correspondent, OGS Mbr, topic: Genealogy Research in Portugal and the Azores
Friday, June 21 - Nancy Battick - Author of Genealogy books and articles
Friday, June 28 - Rachel Frazier, Search Room Coordinator at the Maryland State Archives
Friday, July 5 - TBA
Friday, July 12 - Christopher Welter, Archivist, Iron Range Research Center in Minnesota
Friday, July 19th - Jan Davis, Admin. Archivists at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Friday, July 26th - Heredis Family Tree Building Software Demo
Friday, Aug 2 - James Lewis, Head of the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center