Patrons of the Sevier County Public Library System have access to the following resources:
To use the Library edition of Ancestry, you must be at the King Family Library.
Heritage Quest is an online resource available to all Tennesseans through the Tennessee Electronic Library.
FamilySearch is a free genealogy resource and database operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
BillionGraves is a free online repository of cemeteries around the world. You must register in order to search their databases, but it is free to create an account.
Similar to BillionGraves, FindaGrave is a free online database of cemeteries around the world.
A free resource for those research local and family history in Sevier County, Tennessee.
The Smoky Mountain Historical Society is the official historical society for Blount, Cocke, and Sevier counties.
A guide to genealogy resources for Sevier County.
The Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research provides assistance and resources for those researching their Hispanic heritage. For Hispanic and Latin American genealogical research, see our research guide here: https://scplshistory.org/resources/hispanic-american-genealogy-research-guide/
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society provides assistance and resources for those researching their African American heritage. For African American genealogical research, see our research guide here: https://scplshistory.org/resources/african-american-genealogy-research-guide/
A free website for Jewish genealogical resources, which includes unparalleled access to global resources.
Tennessee Virtual Library is a resource available through the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Patriot Paths: Tennessee’s Revolutionary War Veterans is a mapping project from the Tennessee State Library and Archives that shows the migration paths of Revolutionary War veterans as they moved into and settled in Tennessee.
The Digital Library of Appalachia is a free virtual collection of resources and images celebrating the history and culture of central and southern Appalachia. The collection draws from the member colleges/universities of the Appalachian College Association.
The Tennessee subsection of the Digital Public Library of America includes items such as audio files of music, sheet music, newspapers, oral histories, photographs, and more.
The Open Parks Network provides free access to many digitized images, objects, and records relating to the history of the national parks in the U.S. The link here directly goes to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park materials.
Available through the Tennessee Electronic Library and free for all Tennesseans, this digital version of the Knoxville News Sentinel covers the 1880s to the present.
Free through the Tennessee Electronic Library, Newspapers.com Southeast Edition provides access to newspapers from the southeast United States including 2000+ historical and recent newspapers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
A project from the Library of Congress in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, Chronicling America provides access to digitized copies of American newspapers from 1777 through 1963. This link goes directly to Tennessee newspapers.