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 Family History Research Room
To be the leading local resource for family history, genealogy and their associated disciplines.
Promote recognition of the worth of family history research by:
Create and encourage collaboration with:
to further the needs of those we serve.
While our campus has re-opened, due to Covid-19 our Open Genealogy Lab will continue to meet online via Zoom . If you would like to attend the Open Genealogy Lab by logging in from home, please contact Suzanne Malek at email@example.com.
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab
Come in and learn new research techniques, hear guest speakers, collaborate and have fun while building your family tree.
Looking for a guest speaker?
Click here to see a list of the TMCC Experts List
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab YouTube Channel:
Past TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab guest speaker presentations are now available on the TMCC YouTube Channel! Click here to visit our YouTube Playlist.
Below are links to newspaper, magazine and website articles about the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab and Family History Research Room:
List of Upcoming Guest Speakers at the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab:
Oct 7 - Chelsea Bennett - "Publish, Print, Prosper: How to Use Lulu To Share Your Story"'
Oct 14 - Virginia Museum of History & Culture - History Connects Program: Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians
Oct 21 - Amy Waters, Sr. Librarian, The State Historical Society of Missouri
Oct 28 - Campus closed for Nevada Day
Nov 4 - Enslaved.org - Kristina E. Poznan, PhD
Nov 11 - Campus Closed - Veterans Day
Nov 18 - Melissa Barker - Researching Your Ancestor on Vacation
Nov 25 - Campus closed for holiday
Dec 2 - Eric Head, Knox County, TN Archivist (McClung Historical Collection)
Dec 9 - Sarah Patton, Archivist - Nevada Historical Society
Dec 16 - Smithsonian American Art Museum - A House Divided: The Civil War
Dec 23 - TBA
Dec 30 - Pat Hearty, Utah Division, National Pony Express Assoc.
Jan 6 - Moores Creek National Battlefield - Choosing Sides: Loyalists and Patriots
Jan 13 - Jonathan Dickey, President of American Heritage Partners - The Road to Ratification: Chaos in America in 1787-1788
Jan 20 - Homestead National Historical Park - Black Homesteaders on the Great Plains: Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Jan 27 - Joe Bott, Dead Fred
Feb 3 - TBA
Feb 10 - TBA
Feb 17 - TBA
Feb 24 - TBA
Mar 3 - No Open Lab today so everyone can attend Rootstech 2023
Mar 10 - TBA
Mar 17 - TBA
Mar 24 - TBA
Mar 31 - TBA