Blount County Public Library and Blount County Friends of the Library are sponsoring a full-day workshop about Scottish Genealogy on Both Sides of the Pond on Friday, May 20th, 2016. Registration is required.
The Registration fee is $25 plus an added $10 for an optional boxed lunch. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 5. Call 865-273-1428 or 865-982-0981, ext. 4, for more details. [Link to no-longer-unavailable registration form removed here.] Checks should be made out to Blount County Friends of the Library (BCFOL). The number of participants is limited.
Schedule for the day
- 8:30 to 9 a.m. ‑ Check in and get settled.
- 9 to 11 a.m. ‑ “Beginning Genealogy”
by Ann Blomquist, author of 13 genealogy books and administrator of the First Families of Tennessee project for the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville.
- 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ‑ “Tracing Your Emigrant Ancestor’s Forebears: Genealogical Research in Scotland as a Whole”
by Graeme Mackenzie, professional genealogist, specialising in the Highland clans and families of Scotland, for the last 25 years as well as author of articles and books about particular clans.
- 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. ‑ Lunch.
- 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ‑ “They Went Thataway: Migration Routes of Our Ancestors”
by Ann Blomquist.
- 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. ‑ “Clans, Septs and Surnames in the Highlands of Scotland: Genealogical Research Issues in the Gaidhealtachd”
by Graeme Mackenzie.
- 4 to 5 p.m. ‑ “You Can’t Get There from Here: Finding Your Scots Roots”
by Tom Gilliland, retired Presbyterian USA pastor, who studied Gaelic in Nova Scotia and did family genealogy research in Londonderry and Belfast. Author of United Presbyterian church history book, Truth in Love.
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Open to the public, thus program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit its website at www.blounttn.org/197.