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State Library and Archives Hosts Workshop on Exploring Family Trees
(Published: May 8, 2013)

Many families have great stories to tell - which can often be unearthed by searching through family videos, photo albums, or journals passed down from generation to generation. However, for some people, the idea of starting such a project is daunting. The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) has just the event to ease the stress of beginning family research.

The free workshop, called "Placing Leaves, Flowers, and a Few Nuts on Your Family Tree," will be held Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the TSLA Auditorium. Author Jim Taulman will discuss the process of gathering and recording information for a family history.

Taulman has 35 years of writing and editorial experience and has written and published five books, more than 1,000 articles, and has edited numerous periodicals, historical journals, and other materials. He is also a member of the Association of Personal Historians.

The session is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating in the auditorium. To make reservations, please e-mail workshop.tsla@tn.gov or call (615) 741-2764. TSLA's building is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, just west of the state Capitol in downtown Nashville. Limited parking is available in front, beside and behind the building.