Fun Fest Event: Climbing your Family Tree

Climbing Your Family Tree

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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.

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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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