Power Course: Kentucky and Tennessee Genealogy

Family Tree University Power Courses are concentrated courses that take one week to go through and have about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to watch a movie, you’ll step up your research skills, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.

In this course, you’ll learn all you need to know to successfully trace your ancestors in the old colonial frontier: Kentucky and Tennessee. Genealogists with ancestors in one of these states often discover they have roots in both, due to migrations, boundary changes and other historical factors. Whether you’re brand-new to doing genealogy in these states or have already begun your research in the Appalachian region, this course will teach you tips, hints and resources to follow your family tree through the Bluegrass and Volunteer States.


$69.99 ($62.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Essential state history that will influence your genealogy search
  • Research strategies unique to Kentucky and Tennessee genealogy
  • Details about the state’s key genealogy records and where to find them, online, on microfilm and in libraries
  • Records availability for each county
  • Special reference and how-to guides, including a special Nashville city version, as well as Appalachian-themed ones
  • Tips for tracing Kentucky and Tennessee immigrants and pioneers, as well as military ancestors


  • Two one-hour video presentations, one on Kentucky genealogy records and research strategies and one on Tennessee
  • Two quick-reference PDF guides explaining Kentucky and Tennessee genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Kentucky and Tennessee history
  • Two in-depth PDF guides, each providing a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them—for one state


  • Family historians who are doing research in Kentucky and Tennessee for the first time
  • Genealogists with Kentucky and Tennessee ancestors who need ideas to further their research or overcome Kentucky and Tennessee brick walls
  • Anyone with two hours to spare who wants to learn skills they can apply immediately


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in the First Steps series, Discover Your Family Tree, is a helpful foundation if you’ve never done genealogical research before.

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