Other Events of Interest
If you have Swedish roots you will definitely want to check out the upcoming Swedish genealogy workshop in Lindsborg, KS - known as "Little Sweden USA" - on September 28th and 29th. The workshop is led by four genealogists from Sweden and has a variety of topics and learning opportunities.
In June 2013 History will come alive in the streets of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. On June 6, 7, and 8, 2013 the 3rd annual Genealogy Jamboree will be hosted by the Cumberland Gap Volunteer Fire Department. This event is free to the public and combines genealogy/history lectures, with period re-enactors and traditional crafters in an historic setting. Nationally known speakers such as Mark Lowe, Carrie Eldridge, and others, will give these lectures. Traditional music will also be provided.
There will be many craftsmen, and women, demonstrating their pioneer crafts. What is now considered by many as being “rare skills” were once used in everyday life in pioneer times throughout the Appalachian and Cumberland Mountains.
All these lectures, concerts, and demonstrations are free to the public. All vendor fees are donated to the Cumberland Gap Volunteer Fire Department. This is a nonprofit event for the Genealogy Jamboree Committee and volunteers.