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
Generally speaking, there are three parts to sustainability: social equity, economic viability and environmental protection. Under social equity genealogy can help to prevent social exclusion and discrimination, promote solidarity and contribute to the well-being of stakeholders.
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:
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 - Open forum
Feb 10 - Daniel Ware, Genealogy Librarian - Kentucky Historical Society Genealogical Collection and Research Services
Feb 17 - Elizabeth Keating, Professor of Anthropology & Graduate Faculty, Human Dimensions of Organizations - The Essential Questions : Interview Your Family to Uncover Stories and Bridge Generations
Feb 24 - Melissa Barker - Tennessee Patriot Research
Mar 3 - No Open Lab today so everyone can attend Rootstech 2023
Mar 10 - Rylee Aquilanti, Researcher, Historical Center of York County, SC
Mar 17 - Kristin Barcomb - A Military Brickwall Session: WWI & WWII
Mar 24 - John Woodward, Wyoming Veterans Commission - Wonderland's Soldiers: The United States Army in Yellowstone National Park, 1886-1916
Mar 31 - Sandy Vasko, Dir. Will County Historical Museum & Research Center
Apr 7 - Chris Reed, National Museum of Civil War Medicine - Mythbusters: The True Story of Civil War Medicine
Apr 14 - TBA
Apr 21 - Shera LaPoint - DNA Stories (different ways DNA is being used in genealogy, identification and crime)
Apr 28 - TBA
May 5 - TBA
May 12 - TBA
May 19 - TBA
May 26 - TBA
Jun 2 - TBA
Jun 9 - TBA
Jun 16 - No class today
Jun 23 - TBA
Jun 30 - TBA