CUMBERLAND GAP, Tenn. — The second annual Genealogy Jamboree was held Thursday through Saturday in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
The three day event combined genealogy with craftsmen and re-enactors dressed in period clothing demonstrating the skills and crafts that were required by our ancestors. Re-enactors portrayed both Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and others, and presented demonstrations and talks about the period they were representing and their equipment. Native Americans, dressed in tribal regalia, were also on hand to talk about tribal traditions and crafts.
Many of those attending the event were able to do research on their family trees through pedigree charts, family surname tables along with information provided by the many genealogical and historical societies represented at the event. Experts were also on hand to help beginners learn how to start researching their family tree.
Book vendors with genealogical materials, period novels and interesting and informative books on folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett also exhibited their wares at the event.
This event also featured lectures, demonstrations and storytelling by nationally renowned speakers and authors.