Middle TN Genealogical Society May 2018 Meeting

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Presented by Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society at TN State Library and Archives, Nashville TN

May 19
Middle TN Genealogical Society May 2018 Meeting

Speaker of the Day: “The Archive Lady,” Melissa Barker, who is also serving as judge for the MTGS Writer’s Award for best article in our society’s quarterly publication, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History.

Melissa Barker is a certified archives manager and Houston County archivist. She is a professional genealogist who lectures, teaches and writes about researching in archives and records preservation. She writes the popular blog, A Genealogist in the Archives. She is Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine, Forum. Her bi-weekly advice column, The Archive Lady, can be viewed at abundantgenealogy.com. The topic is “Loose Records in an Archive: What are They?”. Her articles also appear in her local newspaper, The Stewart-Houston Times in the column, From the Archives.

This program is free of charge and refreshments will be served following the meeting. Join the discussion and become a member of an active genealogy society. TSLA is open 8am-4:30pm Saturdays. Come early and stay late on May 19 for a day of geneology!

**NEW – DNA Chat session after the meeting:  Dr. Dave Dowell, MTGS Board Member and author of NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection, will host the inaugural DNA Chat following the May 19th membership meeting in the TSLA Auditorium.  Please bring your recent DNA success stories and your genetic genealogy questions to share with the group. Dr. Dowell will facilitate as a “guide on the side” rather than as a “sage on the stage.” We will also discuss whether or not to continue these chat sessions, and if so in what format. 

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TN State Library and Archives

403 7th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37243

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Parking is available in a limited number of designated visitor spots at the front and side of the Tennessee State Library and Archives building. Visitors CANNOT park in the NUMBERED spots around the building; these spots are reserved Monday – Friday and unauthorized cars will be ticketed and / or towed. On Saturdays, these numbered spots are not reserved and may be used by visitors to the library. Additional parking is available in public lots throughout downtown. Many of the lots are within a few blocks’ walking distance to the Library and Archives.

**Visitor parking on the street near the Library and Archives building is limited.**

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