Speakers Schedule Friday, October 18th

Friday October 18th, 2019

The Lectures will be held in the LMU - Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.  601 Colwyn St, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724.

Seating is limited, Please register for these Lectures at the bottom of this page. Thank you. Speakers and Subjects are subject to change.

 

Friday October 18th 

9:00 - 10:15  Lori Thornton -  Warning: Family History Can Be Addictive 

Whether you are starting out or shaking the dust off old research, keep you research focused and on track with these tips and resources. Attendees will understand the basics of analysis and the importance of citing sources. This session’s sources include censuses, vital records,  obituaries, probates and wills, religious records, and compiled genealogies. 


10:30 - 11:45   Lori Thornton -  Researching from the Comfort of Home: Online Genealogical Resources. Today’s genealogists may access a wide variety of digitized records, abstracts, and indexes from home. Discover the best online resources to assist in your ancestral quest. Both free and subscription sources will be included. Some subscription resources may be available in library editions.

  

1:15  -  2:30   Brett Compton - Genetic Genealogy 101:

An introduction to the ever-expanding world of genetic genealogy.  Including An overview of the three major types of DNA tests and how to  use them to further your genealogy research.


2:45  -  4:00     Wayne Gregg  - Alabama Fever: The Land Rush of the Early 1800s.

 

LMU - Convention Center Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
LMU - Convention Center Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

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Speakers Schedule Saturday, October 19th

Saturday, October 29th, 2019

 The Lectures will be held in the LMU - Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.  601 Colwyn St, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724.

Seating is limited, Please register for these Lectures at the bottom of this page. Thank you. Speakers and Subjects are subject to change.


Saturday, October 19th

9:10 -  10:15   Sally Hatfield - The Treasures found in the Census.


10:30 -  11:45  Bob Hatfield - Immigration: When, How and Why.


1:15  -   2:30  Randy Bullen - The Worldwide Impact of Rural and  Segregated Schools of Claiborne County from 1836-1966, Yes Worldwide.       

In 1827 Powell Valley Male School opened as a Private Boarding School for boys, the oldest still standing in Tennessee. In 1836 Mountain Creek Primitive Baptist Church allow a School to operate during the week. It is still standing making it the oldest single room school still standing in Tennessee. In 1955 the School Board voted to allow Howard’s Quarter to desegregate voluntarily, just a few days after Oak Ridge Schools did becoming the second school to voluntarily do so in the  South. But all the good there an equal amount of bad. Multiple State Interventions, typhoid outbreaks, deaths from hepatitis A, politics, slammed by LBJ and the press worldwide, and possibly guilty of arson in  the summer of 64, of a segregated school.

As you can see Claiborne County schools have seen it all and many are still standing Oh that doesn’t include the TVA and New Deal.


2:45  -   4:00   Dick Gault - Civil War History in the Cumberland Gap Area

LMU - Convention Center Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
LMU - Convention Center Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

SPEAKERS BIO

J Mark Lowe Thank you for assembling the speakers for this years Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Day

J. Mark Lowe

I would like to THANK J. Mark Lowe for assembling the speakers for the 2019 Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days in the Historic Town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Maybe he will give some lectures next year.


 J. Mark Lowe has been researching families for more than 40 years. He  grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has  traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others including some historic  reenacting. 

Lori Thornton

Lori Thornton is a professional genealogist specializing in Southern  States. She authored Research in Mississippi (NGS Research in the States). She also works as an academic librarian.

Randy Bullen

Randy Bullen is a lifelong resident of Claiborne County. His parents  are from Claiborne and Grainger Counties. In 1792 his fourth Great Grandfather was born in Bullen Valley, along the Clinch River in Grainger County. His descendants came to Jamestown in 1611.


A  former Fire Officer/Paramedic and Fire Marshall for 25 years. Currently retired and is researching the history of the Clinch Powell area, and  works to preserve that history.


Resides in the Springdale  Community with his girlfriend Tonya and Sookie, he has two children from  a previous marriage, Samuel, a college student and football coach for CMS, and Hannah, a sophomore at Claiborne High School, and a future historian.


Currently he operates a Facebook Page about the  history of the Clinch Powell area and is compiling an audio collection  of individuals describing the history of the area in their own words to  be archived for future generations.   https://www.facebook.com/ClinchPowellHistory/

Brett Compton

Brett has been an avid genealogist for over ten years with a special interest in using genetics in conjunction with classic genealogy techniques.  He is on the Washington County (VA) Historical Society Board of Directors and active in many historical societies in SWVA.  Brett is a book dealer concentrating in local history/genealogy books and is a vendor at the Jamboree this year.  Brett is an Optometrist in Abingdon and is married with two children. 

Robert “Bob” Hatfield

Is a native of Michigan with a degree from Wayne State Univ., Detroit.


He was an Industrial electrician at Ford Motor Co, Dearborn, MI, Rouge Plant for 32 ½ years.


He met and married the former Sally Elmer in 1967; we have 2 grown children, one granddaughter and step grandson.


We have been a resident of Georgia since 2011 and instructors/presenters for genealogy since 2013.


We are members in several genealogy societies and Bob is the past President of Bartow County Genealogical Society.

Sally Elmer-Hatfield

I was raised on horse farm. Met my husband on a cruise, help raise 2 children. Was a part of Girls Scouts for 30 years as a scout, leader, adult trainer, in charge of 12 troops & coordinator for calendar sales for 3 towns. Some college in accounting.


Sold our home in 2001 and hit the road with our RV and either worked or volunteered for National Parks, Monuments, Fish and wildlife and Corp of Engineers for approximately 11 years, and doing genealogy all over the USA.

 

We have been doing Genealogy for 30 years and teaching and presenting it for 6 years. We now are teaching Genealogy at 2 senior programs in Georgia.

 

I am now the President of Bartow County Genealogical Society.

 

We just celebrated our 52 Wedding Anniversary.

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