The Hamblen County Genealogical Society is announcing the publication of a history and families coffee table style book to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Hamblen County in 2020.

The primary content of the book will be family biographies of 500 words and a photo submitted for free by past and present Hamblen County residents. Families from all towns in the county, whether they have been here a long time or a short while, are highly encouraged to submit a photo and purchase a book.

The hardbound, leatherette book will be published by Acclaim Press, of Sikeston, Missouri, which specializes in history books for counties celebrating anniversaries. They have published more than 125 county history books and will assist the HCGS with the project.

Earleen Thompson Sides, president of HCGS, is assembling a book committee from members of the Genealogical Society. This group will organize the submissions to Acclaim.

Brochures will soon go out through the entire county with all of the information needed to submit a family’s bio and purchase a copy of the book when published.