As you have noticed, I have not been busy researching and writing on this blog for awhile. I apologize for that. But I believe you will understand after I tell you what I have been working on.
Several of you have asked me when meetings for James County are and where they are located. I believe that I keep you well informed. You can find the answers to those questions on the Facebook page and on this blog. I have also been asked when the other meetings around town are? "Tell me about Chattanooga Delta Genealogy Society or Chattanooga Area Historical Society." How does the public find out about meetings, lectures, workshops, etc. that various organizations have around town? I might add to that...What events are just a day trip away? What does Atlanta, Birmingham, Knoxville, Nashville and all points in between have to offer to genealogists and historians, as well.
So... how do you and I find out what events and activities are open to the public? Well, I have come up with a solution. I have been working on a website that has an embedded calendar on it that these organizations have full access to for notifications. Along with that, there will be a corresponding blog that will give you a full description of that particular event.
My answer is : History Connection Events
I am contacting historical organizations and societies, genealogy societies, speakers, clubs, etc. and sharing with them this opportunity to become involved in this calendar of events. There are many of these organizations in our vicinity. This will take awhile to get this website working at its full potential. If you know of any such organizations that would like the option to participate in this endeavor, please have them contact me and I will get them involved immediately. This is a win-win situation for all involved. The public will now know about a scheduled activity in their area, societies will be able to announce their events and speakers will be able to announce that they are speaking at a certain location and advertise the engagement.
Check this out and make a comment as to whom you would like to see advertise their events here and I will see if I can make it happen for you.