Welcome to the Hawkins County
Genealogical & Historical Society's Website
HCG&HS operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization
in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA.
Update for Hawkins County Researchers
In 2004, it was mandated to create a Records Commission in each county in TN. Hawkins County Public Records Commission agreed to allow a county building located at 951 East McKinney Ave. in Rogersville, to serve as the Archives for the Preparation of Historic Files.
In January 2005, records from the following entities were moved from the Hawkins County Courthouse to the Hawkins County Archives on McKinney Ave. in Rogersville. These documents include:
- Chancery Court records beginning around 1788 to 1930
- Civil Court
- County Court
- Marriages up to 1964
- Wills up to 1930
- Divorce Records
- Tax Assessments
- Hawkins Co. School records
- NO juvenile records are available
Researchers can find the previously stated records at the Hawkins County Archives.
Volunteering at the Hawkins County Archives
Tasks performed by volunteers include cleaning, indexing, and filing all incoming records, which are placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Volunteers also will pull selected records for researchers looking for old deeds, tracing family property, marriages and wills, etc.
Jack Goins is the County Archivist. To reach Jack or other Archivists or volunteers for assistance, one can call (423) 921-0904 Monday-Thursday from 9:00-4:00pm. Can also reach assistance through Hawkins County Archive or Hawkins County TN.gov.
The Hawkins County Archive volunteers assisted approximately 1,000 callers and walk-in visitors in 2016. The volunteers, also known as "Friends of Hawkins County Archive Project" are a great group of friendly and knowledgeable men and women with many hours working at the Archives.
The H.B. Stamps Memorial Library - The Genealogy Room
The Genealogy Room is filled to the brim with books about families. The library is located at 407 East Main Street in Rogersville. No coats, purses, or briefcases are allowed in the room. However, bound notebooks are allowed, but no loose papers or notebooks. In addition, copies can be made inside room. Must register before using room.
2017 Membership Dues
It's time to renew your annual membership. Dues are still only $20. Send your name, address with +4 zip code, email address, and phone number (optional) along with your check, of course, to the address at the bottom of the page. Your membership includes all four issues of Distant Crossroads.
Call for Distant Crossroads submissions
Want to find other people who are researching your family? Our Research Registry Master List will run in the 2017 January issue. Send in your name, preferred contact info, and family names you are researching. Someone out there just might have some answers to your questions. Deadline for the January issue is December 10, 2016.
Want to brag about your ancestors? Distant Crossroads is the perfect place. In 2017 we will feature a series on "My Most Interesting Hawkins County Ancestor". Articles should run about one to three pages and photos are encouraged.
Submissions can be sent to The Society email or P.O. Box listed below. You can also send them to the editor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Word works best for attachments. Deadlines for each issue can be found on our website and will be posted in a timely manner on our FACEBOOK page.
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