Tazewell County Public Library

Genealogy

Databases

Ancestry (library edition)

Are you interested in researching your family history? Ancestry.com is a great place to start. It has billions of records that include censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. You can search. At the library, you can access all of Ancestry.com’s online record for free.


Heritage Quest

This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use Heritage Quest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

Tazewell County History

Tazewell County Circuit Court:  The Tazewell County Circuit Court has the original documents for Births & Deaths, Wills, Marriages, Deeds, and Court Orders.  You can call them at (276) 385-1222.

Tazewell County Historical Photographs: TCPL has over 3500 photographs in our photographic collection. Search an index of these photographs at the Library of Virginia’s website.

Annuals of Tazewell County, VA  by John Newton Harman, Sr: This digital edition provides extensive information about Tazewell County history and genealogy in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

History of Tazewell County and Southwest Va by Pendleton: This digital edition includes information about Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth century.

Tazewell County Historical Society: The historical society has a great group of volunteers that can help you with your genealogical or historical questions.

Newspapers

Clinch Valley News:  Digitized editions of this newspaper based out of Tazewell, VA. Provided by the Library of Congress.

Tazewell Republican: Digitized editions of this newspaper based out of Tazewell, VA. Provided by the Library of Congress.

Recommended Websites

Cyndi’s List: A comprehensive index to over 300,000 genealogical website. A great place to start or to find out additional details about your family.

DAR Genealogical Research System: This resource provides an extensive database of the lineague of Daughters of the American Revolution members as well as access to their online catalog.

Ellis Island.org – Passenger Search: Find out whether one of your ancestors passed through Ellis Island.

Encyclopedia Virginia: A great resource about the people and history of Virginia.  Includes extensive biographies on Virginians.

Find a Grave: An extensive resource with over 350 million grave records from around world. Includes some pictures of gravestones.

Historical Census Browser: Get demographic information from every U.S. Census from 1790 to 1960. This resource is provided by the University of Virginia Library.

National Archives – Resources for Genealogists and Family Histories: Provides a good starting point on how to begin searching your family history.

Library of Congress: A great starting point when searching for information on a particular topic in American history.

Library of Virginia – Virginia Memory:  Get access to the Library of Virginia large digital collection, including photographs and digitized newspapers.

Rootsweb: This resource links to genealogical resources on the internet. A great place to start for beginners.

Virginia – Office of Vital Records: Order birth, death, marriage, and divorce records from the state of Virginia.

Virginia Memory – Chancery Records Index:  You may find information about your family in this searchable database on Virginia Chancery Court Records.

 

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    P.O. Box 929
    Tazewell, VA 24651
    (276) 988-2541

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