This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources for genealogy, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

The Cone Family Collection contains photographs and papers related to industrialist Moses Cone and his family. This collection includes family photographs, correspondence, a leather letter wallet engraved "Moses H. Cone", a newspaper clipping scrapbook inscribed "Ceasar Cone," and other newspaper clippings.

1.75 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 2 framed portraits)

The Cornett Family Papers contains historical legal documents, deeds, and receipts from various members of the Cornett Family and others of Grayson County, Virginia and surrounding areas dating prior to, during, and after the Civil War.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

Materials in the Cratis D. Williams Papers cover the professional and private life of scholar and professor Cratis Williams, his studies in Appalachian literature, folklore and ballads, and the Appalachian Consoritum. The collection consists of materials related to Williams' work at Appalachian State University, academic and genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of folksongs and lectures, one VHS tape, two reels of microfilm, slides, and family memorabilia.

70 linear feet (140 boxes)

The Daniel Boone Family Genealogical Papers contain information about Daniel Boone's genealogy. It includes notes about the lives of Boone and his family members. It appears the source was Lyman Copeland Draper's manuscript.  Added in March 2013 was a paper "Contributions Towards a Boone Genealogy" possibly by H. E. Robinson, undated.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The David Worth Papers includes photographs, letters, newspaper articles, maps, and journal articles about the David Worth family and Creston located in Ashe County, North Carolina. The Worth family were merchants living in western Ashe County, North Carolina.

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

The Dean Allison Williams Papers is a collection of newspaper articles, community newsletters, and announcements concerning happenings and people of the Todd, North Carolina area.

0.75 linear feet (1 manuscript box and 1 half-sz manuscript box in Cold Storage)

This photograph collection includes the scanned images of a group of nineteen black and white photographs of Millers, Sluders, and Canters, all of whom are related to the Dollar family of Pottertown, Watauga County, North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)