West Tennessee Historical Society
Serving the 21 Counties of West Tennessee

News from the Tennessee Genealogical Society (TNGS)

Some of the upcoming webinars for TNGS may be of interest to you. If so, you can visit our website and click on Upcoming Events to find out more about each.

1.   On Saturday, September 10, 2022, nationally renowned genealogist, J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, will be presenting two webinars for us. The first one at 10:00 am is entitled “Early Migration to Tennessee and the Trails they Followed.” The 2nd presentation will be at 11:15 am and is entitled “Settlers Traveling by Rivers, Trails, and Dusty Roads.” Check out the details on the website.

2.   “Colonial Research in Maryland” given by Debra A. Hoffman, PLCGS, will be given on Saturday, September 17, 2022, and is a part of our Researching the Original Colonies series.

3.   At the end of our October Quarterly Business Meeting (which usually only lasts about 20 minutes) on Saturday, October 8, 2022, Linda Moss Mines, Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will give a talk about Tent Graves in Upper Tennessee and Kentucky.

4.   Fall Seminar on November 12, 2022, will be an all-day event given by Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA and President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc. The day will include sessions on researching such topics as Pension Records, Bounty Lands (Colonial to 1855), Mexican American War Ancestors, and World War I Ancestors.

TNGS members attend for free; others pay $5.00, the exception is the Fall Seminar where all will pay to attend. More events are available throughout the month of September and October and through the end of the year. We hope to keep you updated, but be sure to visit our website and look through the Upcoming Events section for more listings and events. We hope to see you there!


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About Us:

The WTHS is the umbrella heritage organization for the Western Grand Division of Tennessee. Within its twenty-one counties, it supports historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, museums, and other historical collections. 
West Tennessee Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity chartered under the laws of the state of Tennessee. WTHS activities are free and open to the public. The WTHS does not discriminate in any aspect of membership or participation on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.

Board Members

Michael Freeman, President

David Gwinn,

Vice-President at Large

Edwin G. Frank, Treasurer and Immediate Past President

Dr. E. C. Fields,

Assistant Treasurer

Rita Hall, Papers Editor

John Shepherd, Board Member

Paul Matthews, Board Member

Vincent L. Clark, Board Member

Carol Perel, Executive Director

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WTHS Phone: 901 315 5739 Email: prlalx@aol.com Website: wths-tn.org