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 Watauga County, North Carolina Land Deeds contains 34 original deeds, all but three designated Watauga County, of land transactions within the extended family of the Hamptons in the 1800's and early 1900's, being part of the Hampton estate in 2004.

1.5 linear feet (1 flat box)