Anna Porter Public Library
Gatlinburg, Tennessee


How To Start

First - Get a blank ancestor chart (for a family tree) and an information form for each family unit (mom, dad, children)

Second - Talk to as many relatives as possible and fill in the blanks on your forms.

Third - Before running around to various towns and libraries, get on a computer and visit the sites below.

Fourth - Start with the most recent names and the U.S. Census Records keep good records and work backward.

Now, you are launched! Let the fun and mysteries begin!



Heritage Quest 

Use this link to search in:

Census Records     books     Revolutionary War Era Records     Freedman's Bank

city directories     slave schedules     U.S. Indian census     mortality schedules

and more..... at APPL

no subscription! Use the lower link just to develop your family tree