Power Course: Tennessee Genealogy


  • You’re just preparing to start your Tennessee genealogy expedition
  • You’re battling through a brick wall in your Appalachian family research
  • You have ancestors from Nashville and want tips specific on that city

Whether your ancestor was a Spanish explorer, Confederate soldier or roamed the Appalachian Mountains, this class has the solutions to your Tennessee genealogy predicament. Both newcomers to Tennessee and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Volunteer State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are made to give you a concentrated dose of learning on one topic. You’ll have one week to go through about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll give your research skills a significant boost, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Early settlements and influence, connections that built Tennessee, key research strategies for this state
  • Top records sources for Tennessee family research, fast facts and key resources
  • A breakdown of Tennessee counties, record highlights, research tips and general resources
  • Nashville and Appalachian genealogy essentials, such as the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society and the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University


  • A one-hour video presentation on Tennessee genealogy records and research strategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining Tennessee genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of Tennessee history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with 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


  • 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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