Power Course: Tennessee Genealogy

Course Id: 2149-12
Continuous: Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.
Instructor: Lisa Alzo
Available Seats: 16      
Tuition: $39.99

Our new Power Courses are designed to give you an intense 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 watch a movie, you'll give your research skills a huge boost, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.

In this course, you'll learn all about how to find your Tennessee ancestors. Tennessee became a state in 1796, and that means it figures prominently in the histories of many American family.

Did your ancestors also spend time in Kentucky?  Take our Kentucky and Tennessee Genealogy Power Course instead and save $10 on the price of taking the courses separately!  

Note: Unlike other Family Tree University courses that begin on a set date, our power courses begin as soon as you register! You'll have immediate access for 7 days. For those 7 days, you'll be able to interact on the message boards, ask questions of the instructor, and read or view all course materials. All course materials are also available for download in the course, so you can keep a copy of everything in case you don't have time to go through everything during your 7 days of access.

Course Outline


  • Essential Tennessee history
  • Details on vital records and immigration in the state
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left
  • The best websites for Tennessee research


  • A one-hour video presentation: Tennessee Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Volunteer State Ancestors
  • Four PDF guides to essential Tennessee history and records:
    • Tennessee Research Guide
    • Family Tree Sourcebook: Tennessee Genealogy Guide
    • Genealogy Guide to Nashville
    • Mountain Climbing: An Appalachian Genealogy Guide


  • 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.