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  • Jewelle Baker
    Hello Group... Read the below article.... very interesting ...... Jewelle jewelle@coastalnet.com jewellebaker@suddenlink.net GenealogyPITT Co NC Friends In
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2011
      Hello Group...
      Read the below article.... very interesting ......


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      Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 8:55 AM
      Subject: genealogy jamboree 2012

      > In June of next year history will come alive in the streets of Cumberland
      > Gap, Tennessee. On June 7, 8, and 9, 2012 the 2nd Annual Genealogy
      > Jamboree will be held hosted by the Cumberland Gap Volunteer Fire
      > Department. This FREE one-of-a-kind 3-day event combines genealogy with
      > period re-enactors and craftsmen in an historic setting. Lectures by
      > nationally renowned speakers and award winning authors will be given in
      > locations in the town of Cumberland Gap as well as at the Cumberland Gap
      > National Park Visitors Center located on the Kentucky side of the Gap.
      > With the growing popularity of genealogy and the need to re-enforce the
      > teaching of history an event such as the Jamboree can be instrumental in
      > teaching both young and old alike how our forefathers lived and conducted
      > their day-to-day lives, and in a fun way!
      > In the streets of beautiful Cumberland Gap re-enactors in period costumes
      > will demonstrate the skills and crafts that was required of our ancestors
      > on a near daily basis. Craftsmen demonstrating leather craft, soap making,
      > Dutch Oven cooking, apple butter making, basket making, and many other
      > crafts and skills will be demonstrated. Revolutionary War and Civil War
      > re-enactors will also be on hand for demonstrations and talks about the
      > period and their equipment. Native Americans, dressed in tribal regalia,
      > will also be represented. Many of these craftsmen will also have their
      > wares for sale!
      > Since genealogy is the primary focus of this event attendees will be able
      > to research their family trees through pedigree charts, family surname
      > tables and the many genealogical/historical societies, which will be
      > represented. You will learn how to start researching your family tree by
      > attending some of the lectures and talking with other interested parties
      > at the event. Book vendors of genealogical materials, period novels, and
      > interesting and informative books on folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and
      > Davy Crockett will also be for sale.
      > Cumberland Gap is a natural gap in the otherwise near impassible
      > Cumberland Mountains. This passage was highly utilized by many of our
      > forefathers as they journeyed into Kentucky and points farther west! The
      > Gap is located near where the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia
      > meet. The town of Cumberland Gap is located in northern Claiborne County,
      > Tennessee and is positioned directly at the base of the famous westward
      > migration passage through the mountains.
      > This event is open and free to the public. Come and enjoy all 3 days of
      > the event! For further information about this event go to our web site at
      > genealogyjamboree.us , or facebook.com/genealogyjamboree
      > Mark Treadway
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