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Preview: DNA Week

DNA Week is coming and so are classes, stories, and giveaways!  Below is the schedule for DNA Week.  I’ll be posting soon on how to win an AncestryDNA kit and a free 30-minute consultation! I hope to “see” everyone there!

  • Monday – “Am I On the Maury Show?!”
    • The Who, What, and Safety of DNA
  • Tuesday – “What is GedMatch and How Do I Use It?”
  • Wednesday – DNA Class
  • Thursday – “Hanging Out With the Cool Kids at the Irish DNA Group”
  • “DNA and Brick Walls”


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East Tennessee History Fair

If you’re looking for something to do the weekend of August 18th, I highly recommend heading to Knoxville to attend the East Tennessee History Fair.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple of years ago when the Fair was held in conjunction with the First Families of Tennessee reunion.  I have to admit, this is one event that I look forward to every year!

Some of my favorite events include the History Hound contest and the cake celebrating Davy Crockett’s birthday.  There is really too much happening for me to go into in this post, so below is the link to ETHS website with more information about the Fair.  I’ll be there this year, wearing my pink “surnames” shirt, so if you see me…make sure to say hi! 🙂

East Tennessee History Fair

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FB Class: DNA & Why You Should Care

Hey everyone!  The Facebook DNA class is up on the Cool Girl Facebook page.  The class will be on Aug 22nd from 7-8pm (Central).  If you can’t make it “live” that’s okay!  I’ll keep the class open for a few extra days, so feel free to stop by!  Make sure to go to the Facebook page and click “going” so you don’t miss anything!  I can’t wait to “see” you there! 🙂

You can find the event by clicking the link below!

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43rd Annual KGS Seminar


In case you didn’t know, the Kentucky Genealogical Society’s seminar is coming up on Saturday, August 4th.  I had the opportunity to attend a couple of years ago and learned so much!  The sessions include:

•  Finding Ancestral Places of Origin
             Research strategies for finding ancestors and
• Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond
Finding them in both logical and unexpected
             repositories and using them to learn about your
• The Farmer in the Dell – and in Many U.S. Records
Exploring the extensive records and places for learning
            more about ancestral farmers and farms
   Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records
Highlighting major Midwestern archives and their
                    holdings, finding aids, websites, special
                    indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in
The cost is $60 for KGS members and $70 for non-members.  These prices include a continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks!
Click the link below to register!
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Genealogy FOMO

Hey guys!

A new goal I have is to make sure y’all know about local/national seminars that are happening. There’s nothing worse than missing out on something great! If you know of something coming up…and would like to be featured send me an email to

It’s free advertising! Make sure to include all the details; who’s hosting, location, price, and a short description.

I’ll be posting them under the “Seminars/Conference” tab on the right side of the screen.