SEVIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY System HISTORY CENTER to hold 4th Annual GENEALOGY CONFERENCE:
“COLLECTING AND PRESERVING OUR MOUNTAIN HERITAGE”
The Sevier County Public Library System and the Sevier County Office on Aging & Fort Sanders Sevier County Senior Center invite you to attend the 4th Annual Sevier County Genealogy Conference on March 9th and 10th at the Fort Sanders Sevier County Senior Center at 1220 West Main Street in Sevierville. The conference will begin at noon on Friday, March 9th and conclude at 4:30 pm the following day.
Featured speakers include: Anita Finger, an experienced researcher for the Eastern Band of Cherokee; Cherel Henderson, Director of the East Tennessee Historical Society; J. Mark Lowe, CG, a full-time professional family history instructor; Annette Hartigan, Great Smoky Mountain National Park Librarian; and Dr. George Schweitzer, Alumni Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee.
Conference sessions include the following: The Territory South of the French Broad; Wonder What’s Over the Mountain; Finding My Way Home Again; What the National Park Library Offers; Over the Mountain, Across the Plains; Balancing on North Carolina; Using that Brick Wall as a Foundation; and Cherokee Research.
Also included in the conference fee is a storytelling dinner on the Friday evening of the conference. Dr. Schweitzer will be the featured presenter for the storytelling dinner which will begin at 6:00 pm. on Friday, March 9, 2007.
Conference fees are $45.00 per person for both days; early-bird registration, which runs through March 1st, is $40.00. Registration forms and schedules for the conference are available at any of the Sevier County Public Library System facilities and online at http://www.sevierlibrary.org
. For additional information, please call (865)908-7988 or email Theresa Williams, SCPLS Genealogy Manager, at twilliams@sevierlibrary
or Tim Fisher, SCPLS Genealogist, at firstname.lastname@example.org