Tazewell County Public Library



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.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources – Tazewell County: Read the applications and see photos of Tazewell County locations that have been added to the National Registry of Historic Locations.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources – Historic Highway Markers: Search through a database to find locations and pictures for all the historic highway markers in Virginia, including Tazewell County.

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 by Louise Leslie: This digital edition includes information about the history of Tazewell County in the nineteenth and 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.

Tazewell County Yearbooks: See digitized copies of various Tazewell County school yearbooks.

Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home: This Tazewell County funeral home maintains searchable obituaries on their website.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home: This Tazewell County funeral home maintains searchable obituaries on their website.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund: Get information on the soldiers from Tazewell County were killed in action during the Vietnam War.



Virginia Chronicle: Digitized editions of Virginia Newspapers provided by the Library of Virginia.


Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Richlands News Press and Bluefield Daily Telegraph Also available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.


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.

DPLA (Digital Public Library of America): The DPLA compiles resources from libraries and archives throughout the United States into one search engine.

Digital Library of Appalachia: The DLA compiles historical and archival materials, including photographs, documents, and musical tracks, from the special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries.

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.

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

National Gravesite Locator – U.S. Veterans Affairs:  Find the burials of U.S. veterans.

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.

West Virginia Vital Health Records: Has a fully searchable database of birth, death, and marriage records.

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.

  • Tazewell Library

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


  • Bluefield Library

    108 Huffard Drive
    Bluefield, VA 24605
    (276) 326-1577


  • Richlands Library

    102 Suffolk Avenue
    P.O. Box 860
    Richlands, VA 24641
    (276) 964-5282


  • Pocahontas Library

    179 Centre Street
    P.O. Box 96
    Pocahontas, VA 24635
    (276) 288-6138


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