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Granville to Host Upper Cumberland Family History & Genealogy Festival

Where’s Waldo, do you feel like you are in a Where’s Waldo book when searching for ancestors? Attend The Upper Cumberland Family History and Genealogy Festival in Historic Granville on Saturday, July 29, 9 AM – 4 PM for clues and assistance in opening the door to your past. No advance ticket purchase is necessary. Daily tour ticket price of $7.00 for adults will apply for this event.


The speakers and representatives from genealogical and historical groups, county archives and history museums will share insightful tidbits for individuals beginning to delve into family research and for those who are ready for a deeper dive. Exhibitors from a wide range of sources will be in the Genealogy Room of the Granville Museum and in the Event Center to help in discovering the branches of your family tree.


Visitors will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Gainesboro Kin Seekers, and historical groups from Upper Cumberland counties. There will be something for everyone from activities for kids to the Final Resting Place table where visitors learn to use grave markers for research. Family Search, one of the premier free research sites, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be available to help new and experienced researchers find information on their ancestors.


The Stidham, Dudney, Cooke, Dowell, and Pippen families are being honored. The Genealogy Room at the Granville Museum contains photos, records, and information on over 100 families that built this region. Attend the speakers’ sessions for family stories and captivating words of family historians.


Visitors will have an opportunity to step back in time and experience the rich history in Historic Granville’s eight museums, historic sites, and Pioneer Village. History buffs, individuals with a passion for sharing family history, or those who want to learn more about the region and the people of the area are invited to attend.


Pictured are Pendleton, Mary Elizabeth and Bradley Huff (Son)

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