Fun Fest Event: Climbing your Family Tree

Climbing Your Family Tree


Kenny Stallard, local genealogy and history webmaster will be presenting the program “Climbing your Family Tree” at the Kingsport Public Library this Saturday, July 11 from 10-12. Learn how to get started on your family’s genealogy and come see what resources the library has to aid you in your quest. The event is free but pre-registration is required. You can register in person at the Palmer Room in the Kingsport Library or by calling 423-224-2539.


The Palmer Room, located on the 4th level of the Kingsport Library, has a great selection of  local and regional histories, family histories and genealogy research materials.

Resources available in the Palmer Room:

• Handbooks (materials for beginners)
• Family histories
• City Directories and Telephone Books
• Digital photographs of tombstones in area cemeteries
• Marriage and death record indexes
• Census microfilm
• Microfilm readers with printers
• Everton’s Genealogical Helper and other magazines
• Maps (local, regional, Tennessee and Virginia)
• Newspaper microfilm (1916 to present)
• Computer access to thousands of genealogy Web sites
• Ancestry Plus Online (only available on the library’s computers)
• Heritage Quest (available online remotely with your library card)
 • War of the Rebellion (129 volumes with index)
• Rosters of confederate and Union Soldiers
• Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files (online)
• Freedman’s Bank records (online)
• Virginia Military Records



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