Family History Day

This year the Tennessee State Library & Archives' free Family History Day event will be Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Featured Presentation: Welcome Home, Unlocking History Through the Places We Live Presented by: Librarian Trent Hanner

During the presentation, attendees will learn tools to research the history of their home utilizing the Library & Archives' extensive collections. Whether your family has called Tennessee home for generations or you are new to the area, you can discover the stories of your community by learning how to research the places where we live and work.

After the presentation, the Library & Archives Reading Room will be open with staff and volunteers from the Friends of the Tennessee State Library & Archives to help you trace your family history. Attendees are encouraged to bring whatever information they have, including names, dates and places.

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This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating. The Library & Archives is located at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way North on the northeast corner of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, across from the Tennessee State Museum.

Parking is available for guests in the Library & Archives garage on Jackson Street/Junior Gilliam Way. Family History Day is hosted by the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the Friends of the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

For more information about this event, please use our Chat with a Librarian tool, call 615-741-2764 or email