Bio – Stephanie A. Hill

Stephanie A. Hill is a professional genealogist, archivist and local historian with 44 years of active research experience.  Her late husband was a native of Anderson County and she has lived here for 33 years, having been drawn to the area after learning of her mother’s employment in Oak Ridge during World War II.  A long time member of the Anderson County Historical Society, she served 3 terms as its President and 9 years as an editor of its quarterly journal, The Pellissippian.  Mrs. Hill currently serves as both Treasurer and Historian of the Society and edits its monthly newsletter.  She is also the editor of the Anderson County site on the TNGenWeb and is the admin of two Facebook groups on Anderson County history – Anderson County, TN Genealogy & Local History and Anderson County, TN History.  She is the author of the books East Tennessee Hills and Clinton, and has compiled 6 privately printed family histories.  In addition, Mrs. Hill has written articles for several genealogical publications and has been a featured speaker at local and regional genealogical workshops.

A longtime volunteer at the Clinton Public Library, Mrs. Hill taught their genealogy classes and serves as their volunteer researcher, answering questions concerning area resources, family and local history, and various genealogical research methodologies.  Mrs. Hill also served as Chair of the Anderson County Library Board and of the Briceville Library Committee, was a member of the board of directors of the Coal Creek Miners Museum and is currently serving a third term on the Anderson County Public Records Commission.

In addition to being a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Mrs. Hill’s affiliations include the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Colleton Genealogical Society and the North Carolina Genealogical Society.