Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

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Celebrate National Family History Month.

October Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, creating Family History Month. Hatch wrote, “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” Family history enthusiasts continue to celebrate National Family History Month every October. It has grown and evolved on a national stage, with community groups, historians, storytellers, and genealogical and historical societies promoting and celebrating National Family History Month as way to commemorate each family’s rich and deep history.

Come to the Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee October 16-17 and celebrate National Family History Month with the Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days. We’ll have Genealogical and Historical societies, Lectures by genealogist and historians, Crafters, Living History and others.


About Us

Genealogy Jamboree street

Free Family Event

The Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days is A FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL EVENT where all can learn their FAMILY HISTORY and Heritage. See the lifestyles of our Pioneer Ancestors. Demonstrations are by Craftsmen/women, Native Americans and other Re-enactors. Our other exhibitors are genealogical and historical societies, speakers, surname tents, authors and crafters. 

Re-enactors with kids


What the Exhibitors have to sell? Genealogical to historical books, hand made soaps, jewelry, coal crafters, chair caning, blacksmith and many other items. 

The Gap in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

All Families

We are not limiting the Genealogy to the families that came to or through Cumberland Gap, Tennessee but too include all families of the United States.  

Help Our Cause

 CGTGHG is an all-volunteer group and a 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit group. We need your support to keep the CGTGHG going. What we do; we support a yearly event called the Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days in the Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Which brings Genealogical and Historical groups, Speakers, Authors, Living History and Crafters in for people to learn about family and history. 


CGTGHG started to record and preserve genealogy and history in and around Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. We would like to get a physical location to record, preserve, house and sell materials of Genealogy and History. With the different articles, books, souvenirs and artifacts. This project would attract more people into Cumberland Gap that are interested in Genealogy or History. Not only during the two days that the Genealogy Jamboree runs in October but with a year-round location in Cumberland Gap. 

To do this we need your help. There are several ways to help. One, get a membership “yearly or lifetime”. This would get you a quarterly newsletter called THE PIONEER about Genealogy, History and Events in Cumberland Gap Tennessee. Two, you can Donate $50 and get ONE Free 28 oz. Limited Edition Cumberland Gap Tennessee Stainless Steel Travel Mug or Donate $100 and get TWO 28 oz. Limited Edition Cumberland Gap Tennessee Stainless Steel Travel Mug. Three, make a onetime yearly Donation or a monthly Donation by clicking on the DONATE NOW Button below. Any of these donations will help in furthering our efforts in bringing people to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee to learn it's History and Genealogy research.

Click on HELP OUR CAUSE to Donate.

Thank you!

David A. Nelson, Jr.



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Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

First known as the “Gateway to the West”, then as the strong hold  during the Civil War, Cumberland Gap is now known for everything from  its specialty shops to the National Historical Park.  Located  approximately an hour north of Knoxville...

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Mailing address.

P.O. Box 115
Cumberland Gap, TN 37724

Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day Event Location.

593 Colwyn Street Cumberland Gap, TN 37724


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