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:701 Goode Street <br>
:701 Goode Street <br>  
:Bristol, VA 24201-4199<br><br>
:Bristol, VA 24201-4199<br><br>

Revision as of 23:06, 21 February 2014

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Bristol Public Library
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  bplref@yahoo.com


701 Goode Street
Bristol, VA 24201-4199

Telephone:[2]  540-645-8780
Fax:  276-669-5593

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Bristol Public Library Avoca Branch Library, children, teens, learning lab, library foundation, resources, about us, and special events.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

They have a relatively small family folder collection. Nevertheless, it is an important resource for settlers coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and northern Virginia  along the Great Valley Road into Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.[3] Their collections includes a file for local cemeteries, and local history file, regional history books, county courthouse records, family histories, Civil War records, censuses and census indexes. Emphasis is primarily on Tennessee and Virgina, and to a lesser degree on Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.[4]




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Bristol Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in other surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]


  1. Resources in Bristol Public Library (accessed 21 February 2014).
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  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 105.
  4. Genealogy/Local History in Bristol Public Library (accessed 21 February 2014).