Genealogy Room

Our Genealogy Room is available All Day on Wednesdays! You can call us at 423-949-2357 or email info@sequatchiecountylibrary.org if you have any questions.

Genealogy Classes

Basic Introduction to Genealogy

Genealogy is the study of a family’s origins and history and is often referred to as a family history.

Currently, we have 2 volunteer instructors: Elder & Sister Tanner. They will be available most Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm to teach Basic Introduction to Genealogy. If you’re new to genealogy or just interested in finding out more, this class is for you!

Bring your own Device or you can use one of the computers here at the library.

We also recommend that you bring some basic information – names, birth dates & location, death dates & locations, and etc to start doing to some of your research during the class.


You can also use the Resources Below.

Disclaimer: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Sequatchie County Public Library of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Sequatchie County Public Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.


The National Archives is a site run by the The United States National Archives and Records Administration. The linked image above takes you directly to their page of Genealogy Resources.

The Tennessee State Library & Archives offers resources for genealogy – including materials that may be borrowed via interlibrary loan. At present, we cannot accommodate microfilm or microfiche viewing.

The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) is a digital repository of the Tennessee State Library & Archives providing open access to thousands of photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other records relating to the history and culture of Tennessee.

Tennessee Records available on Ancestry.com

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society by maximizing access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge. Genealogy resources are available in their online collections.

A national genealogical association provides “How to get started” guidance and a virtual library. Full access does require the purchase of a membership, but the Getting Started Guide and some if their resources are available for free.

ArchiveGrid includes over 7 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,400 archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.

Genealogy Gophers has the most easily searched and retrieved family history information on the Web.  Their online library is comprised of more than 40,000 digitized publications, including family and regional history books, genealogy magazines and newsletters, and medieval histories. 

A paid subscription magazine, but their website hosts many informative articles for genealogy enthusiasts of all skill levels. The linked image above links to their free resources page.

A site with a comprehensive, categorized, & cross-referenced list of links to help with genealogical research online.

Do you have some great genealogy links to share?

Send them to us at: info@sequatchiecountylibrary.org.
Be sure to include “Genealogy Links” in the subject line!