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State Library and Archives Promotes Family History Saturday
(Published: November 21, 2011)

OK, so the whole family is stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey. Everyone is shopped out after Black Friday. So what to do with the rest of the holiday weekend?

The staff at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is encouraging families to stop by for Family History Saturday, a time when they can research their roots together.

The library, located at 403 Seventh Ave. N. just west of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, will be open during its regular hours – 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. – on Saturday.

During that time, the TSLA staff is encouraging families who are tired of feasting or shopping to learn more about all the free resources available there. Available materials include census records, wills, marriage licenses, property deeds from throughout the Southeast, as well as free access to online databases with historical documents.

“Once people begin genealogical research, they may find it addictive,&r