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What Happened to the State of Frankland - Using Tennessee's Pre-Statehood Records - Digital Download

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Learn about the records (North Carolina & Tennessee) that exist for genealogists researching pre-statehood Tennessee (before 1796). Record types, finding aids, locations, and examples will be discussed and presented.

This was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on December 18, 2015. 1 hour 45 minutes, plus 4 pages of supplemental syllabus materials.

Viewers' comments:
  • Absolutely the best way to end the webinars for 2015 and the whet our appetites for 2016. I have no relatives in Tennessee, or this area but Lowe's research suggestions apply to any research we may need to do. GREAT
  • Always an honor to benefit from all the deep research of this most professional of genealogists/researchers!
  • Always love listening to Mark Lowe. He is very knowledgeable and articulates very well. I also like the fact that he goes into some history. Am looking forward to listening to more of his presentations.
  • Always love Mark's presentations. I have family who left North Carolina before the Indian Removal Act (were 1/2 Cherokee). It is said they spent a y ear in Tennessee. I was thinking this might have been "The State of Frankland" at the time, but it was long after that. But I did learn a lot of places to search for North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky (my children's ancestors) records. Thanks, Legacy, for presenting these great webinars; I always learn something new!
  • Awesome !!!! I cant say enough good things about this webinar. I will be watching this one several times.
  • Best ever webinar I have seen. Thank you!!
  • Bravo for mark!! Not only did he give me new places to search, but by the end of the webinar, I had five land grants!! Geoff as always fabulous after party! Looking forward to 2016!
  • Excellent and well paced. Thanks!
  • Excellent webinar! So many locations for more research! J. Mark Lowe is fabulous - an absolute delight! ENCORE!!!!!!!!!
  • EXCELLENT!!! Always enjoy Mark!!! Attended his workshops recently at NCGS Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. I finally made it to the actual online webinar!!! Your webinars are WONDERFUL!!! I will be back
  • Good tips - should help prepare me for my visit to Greene & Washington counties in the autumn!
  • Great information about a little-known place and records. Mark Lowe's presentations are always informative and engaging. Thank you!
  • Great one. I was feeling stalled. Now my mind is bursting with ideas on where to look, what to look at, what questions to ask. Thank you, Mark! Your enthusiasm and you-can-do-it attitude has me fired up. I don't know if I can find specific answers (one gggg-grandfather seems to have simply disappeared though I have his family going both ways!) But I'm sure going to have a great context for him!
  • Great to hear J. Mark Lowe! Appreciate hearing methodology, as well as sources and repositories.
  • Great webinar as always! Thank you Mark and Geoff. I learned so much.
  • I enjoyed to learn about Statehood of Tennessee. Mark Lowe did wonderful lecture today! *Cheers* Good Job!!!
  • I have been researching a brick wall, and from this webinar I now have some great new ideas on where to look. It helped so much to see how the counties were formed, and I realize I was locked into a smaller area than I should be. Thank you
  • I hope you realize now I'm going to have serious Webinar Withdrawl for the next two weeks! LOL. Merry Christmas.
  • I live in Washington County and host the Washington County TNGen Web Page. Found a lot of new resources in this webinar. Thanks to Mark.
  • I love Mark Lowe. And the after webinars are great.
  • I Love the history!!! And the presentation...
  • I really enjoyed it. Was glad to get some new links to help me in my search that I had not known about.
  • I learned so much today. This was absolutely fantastic. Thank you, Mark! Merry Christmas, Geoff, to you and your family and all the folks at Legacy. Thank you for another wonderful year of genealogy. I'm looking forward to all the 2016 webinars. And all the after-webinar parties. They're great!
  • If I could I would put in a 10! Mark is very high on my list of the best Webinar presenters I have listened to. You really did save the best for last! He has put me on the track to unlocking my brick wall and I have already started working on it.
  • J.Mark Lowe is the tops! Every time I listen to him, I learn so much about the process of research, and in particular how TN, NC, VA intertwine in their early histories. He is so good!! Legacy always has great presenters, and he is definitely at the top. Cheers to Legacy, Geoff (for being the bestest host), and all best wishes for a phenomenal year in 2016! :)
  • Lots of great resources. Glad I'm a webinar member!
  • Love any topic Mark presents but this was especially great since I had many ancestors involved in the State of Franklin and all of East Tennessee. Please invite him more often.!
  • Mark is always very thorough in the breadth of his coverage of resources. He has a very friendly and entertaining style of presentation as well. Using Frankland as a jumping off point for presentation of Tennessee records was a clever way to grab interest, too.
  • Mark is just great, please give him a '10'. So many hint and place to research! THANK YOU, MARK, Geoff and Legacy.
  • Mark Lowe is always amazing. Great webinar even for someone who isn't researching in that area. Thanks for a great year of webinars. Much appreciated.
  • Mark was fantastic as always. He has so much information and presents it in such a enjoyable manner to listen to that the hour goes by before I realize it. Definitely a webinar to re-visit many times.!
  • Mark was great. Did not know this topic even existed - thought it was just Tennessee.
  • Nicely Done - This was my first view of one of your webinars.
  • Please have this speaker as often as possible. Thank you.
  • Remarkably insightful, great ideas, talented and gracious presenter. As was said earlier, "What a way to end the year of webinars!"
  • Thanks so much for another fabulous webinar, Mark. You not only give us a mountain of information, but the tools needed to climb that mountain. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.
  • This was a GREAT webinar. Mark always presents everything in an understandable and fun way.
  • This was one that I really needed. So grateful for the reminder. Excellent host and guest.
  • Tremendously informative!!!
  • Wonderful to have so many sources to check out! And I'm invigorated for new year.
  • Wonderful, can't wait to get started with all the suggestions. This will be a very late night. I don't want to stop now. Thank you .

About the author:
J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee that lies in northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border.

Lowe also serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Samford University), for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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