Blackwater Regional Library offers hundreds of valuable genealogy resources to its patrons. Highlights include passenger lists, court records, marriage records, church and cemetery records, will and deed indexes, and war registers. We also hold many books tracing local family lineage.
Genealogy: Websites You'll Want to Bookmark - April 20, Smithfield branch
Genealogy Jamboree 2013 - June 6-8, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
The library also offers access to two powerful genealogy databases:
Find your roots! This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed within a BRL branch.
(at the library) (from home)
One of the most valuable services available today for anyone researching ancestry in the United States. The company is best known for its collection of the U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 through 1930.
Heritage Quest Online can be accessed within a BRL branch or from home. Click the appropriate link above. If from home, you will need to enter your library card number to access the database.
Local Historical Societies
Historical Newspapers Online
General Genealogy Resources