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Bristol Historical Association presents Shelia Steele-Hunt

August 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
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Shelia Steel Hunt will present a program before the Bristol Historical Association on Monday, August 10, 6:30pm, at the Bristol Public Library. Ms. Hunt's program is entitled "Special Collections at the Sullivan County Archives" and will explore the archive located in Blountville and will discuss the counties’ unique holdings.

The primary mission focus of the Sullivan County Archives is to restore and preserve county governmental records and historical documents. Additionally, the mission includes assisting other county departments and officials in records preservation, and to serve as a research center for visitors to the county in search of their family heritage in Sullivan County and surrounding areas of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

The History and Genealogy Collectionis not limited to Sullivan County and Tennessee, but includes records from throughout the nation.

A native of Sullivan County, Tennessee, Shelia Steele Hunt is Executive Director of the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Formally educated at Virginia Intermont, she has been employed in historical and genealogical research along with computer technology for over 35 years. Ms. Hunt has authored several historical and genealogical books, and has designed and taught genealogy workshops and courses throughout the U.S. She is a member of the American Association of Professional Genealogists, Society of Tennessee Archivists, and Society of American Archivists. Genealogy, photography and hiking are among her favorite pastimes.

The August 10 meeting is open to the public and held in conjunction with the library’s mission of “Expanding Minds and Building Community”. Contact Tim Buchanan, president, for details of this or other upcoming programs at buchanan03@bvu.net. You may find more information on the association by visiting their Facebook page, Bristol History.