Tennessee Archives and Libraries

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m (updated contact for U of Memphis Lib)
m (update heading)
(33 intermediate revisions by 7 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Tennessee|Tennessee ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
 +
 
 +
{{Adoption TNGenWeb}}
  
 
Many archives and libraries have information about Tennessee, including maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family or local histories or biographies. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere. Archives and libraries located near state boundaries usually collect records relating to the adjacent states.  
 
Many archives and libraries have information about Tennessee, including maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family or local histories or biographies. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere. Archives and libraries located near state boundaries usually collect records relating to the adjacent states.  
Line 7: Line 9:
 
=== Archives  ===
 
=== Archives  ===
  
'''[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]]'''<br>403 Seventh Avenue North<br>Nashville, TN 37243-0312<br>Telephone: 615-741-2764<br>Fax: 615-532-2472<br>Internet: http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/
+
'''Tennessee States Library and Archives'''—''for further details see our '''[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]]''' Wiki page''<br>[[Image:Tennessee State Library and Archives exterior.jpg|border|right|200px|Tennessee State Library and Archives exterior.jpg]]403 Seventh Avenue North<br>Nashville, TN 37243-0312<br>Telephone: 1-615-741-2764<br>Fax: 1-615-532-2472<br>  
  
Two areas of interest to researchers: the library has printed materials, and the archives have original Tennessee government records and other historical documents. Many of their records are microfilmed. Their web site includes an inventory of Tennessee county records.&nbsp;  
+
Two areas of interest to researchers: the library has printed materials, and the archives have original Tennessee government records and other historical documents. Many of their records are microfilmed. Their web site includes 19th Century Newspapers, Civil War Era Database, Nashville City Directories, and an inventory of Tennessee county records.&nbsp;  
  
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1239123363203_18">Reels of microfilm can be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the [http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/county/ill-list.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]. The records include: • Marriages • Probate • Land and Property </span>
+
Reels of microfilm can be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the [http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/county/ill-list.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives] [Internet site]. The records include: • Marriages • Probate • Land and Property  
  
'''National Archives—Southeast Region (Atlanta)<br>'''5780 Jonesboro Road <br>Morrow, GA 30260 <br>Telephone: 770-968-2100<br>Fax: 770-968-2547 <br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ http://www.archives.gov/southeast/] &nbsp;  
+
'''[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]<br>'''5780 Jonesboro Road <br>Morrow, GA 30260 <br>Telephone: 1-770-968-2100<br>Fax: 1-770-968-2547 <br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/southeast/ http://www.archives.gov/southeast/]&nbsp;&nbsp;
 +
 
 +
'''[http://www.nashville.gov/metro_archives/ Metropolitan Government Archives]''' <br>3801 Green Hills Village Dr. <br>Nashville, TN 37215 <br>Telephone: 1-615-862-5880
 +
 
 +
Houses the original Davidson County and Nashville City records to about 1966.&nbsp;Website includes links to web resources maintained by the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nashvillearchives/index.html Friends of the Metro Archives].
  
 
=== Libraries  ===
 
=== Libraries  ===
Line 22: Line 28:
  
 
'''University of Memphis Library'''<br>Special Collections Department<br>126 Ned R. WcWherter Library<br>Memphis, TN 38152-3250<br>Telephone: 901-678-8242<br>Fax: 901-678-8218<br>Internet: [http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php]  
 
'''University of Memphis Library'''<br>Special Collections Department<br>126 Ned R. WcWherter Library<br>Memphis, TN 38152-3250<br>Telephone: 901-678-8242<br>Fax: 901-678-8218<br>Internet: [http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php]  
 
+
<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
 
A number of public libraries in Tennessee have significant regional collections. The largest is at:  
 
A number of public libraries in Tennessee have significant regional collections. The largest is at:  
  
'''McClung Historical Collection<br>'''East Tennessee Historical Center<br>3rd Floor<br>314 West Clinch Avenue<br>Knoxville, TN 37902-2505<br>Telephone: 423-544-5744<br>Internet: [http://www.knoxlib.org/ www.knoxlib.org/]
+
'''East Tennessee Historical Center'''<br>601 S. Gay St.<br>Knoxville, TN 37901-1<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277414491585_492" />629<br>Telephone: 1-865-215-8801<br>Internet: [http://www.easttnhistory.org/content.aspx?article=1341&parent=1207 http://www.easttnhistory.org]  
 
+
Mailing Address:<br>McClung Historical Collection<br>Knox County Archives<br>500 West Church Avenue<br>Knoxville, TN 37902-2505
+
 
+
The McClung Historical Center houses the Knox County Archives and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection (the materials are non-circulating and unavailable for interlibrary loan).
+
 
+
The McClung Historical Collection’s primary focus is east Tennessee; it holds one of the country’s leading research collections about the region. The collection contains books, newspapers, directories, manuscripts, maps, microfilm records, and photographs. In addition to the east Tennessee material, the collection also contains research guides and census indexes for many states in the United States, especially 11 states in the South.
+
 
+
'''Chattanooga-Hamilton County <br>Bicentennial Library'''<br>1001 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402<br>Telephone: 423-757-5310<br>Fax: 423-757-5090<br>Internet: http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov/
+
 
+
'''Public Library of Nashville and <br>Davidson County'''<br>225 Polk Avenue<br>Nashville, TN 37203<br>Telephone: 615-862-5800<br>Fax: 615-862-5771<br>Internet: http://www.library.nashville.org/index.asp
+
 
+
'''Memphis/Shelby County Public Library and Information Center<br>'''1850 Peabody Avenue<br>Memphis, TN 38104<br>Telephone: 901-725-8895<br>Fax: 901-725-8814<br>E-mail: [mailto:hisref@memphis.lib.tn.us hisref@memphis.lib.tn.us]<br>Internet: [http://www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us/ www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us]
+
 
+
The genealogical holdings of the History Department are divided between the Genealogical Collection, the Memphis/Shelby County Room, and the Memphis/Shelby County Archives.&nbsp; Resources include land, military, vital, probate, court, and naturalization records; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; maps; and directories relating to Memphis, Shelby County, and the mid-south region.
+
 
+
A resource for locating archives in Appalachia is:
+
 
+
''Archives in Appalachia: A Directory.''Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.
+
 
+
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
+
 
+
Computers with modems are important tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial online services help family history researchers:
+
 
+
*Search databases for genealogy and reference data.
+
*Search computer archives and libraries for queries, suggestions, and genealogies.
+
*Search library catalogs for books to investigate.
+
*Join mailing lists or news groups to find ancestors.
+
*Locate other researchers.
+
*Send and receive e-mail.
+
*Post queries.
+
*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.
+
*Share genealogy with databases and libraries.
+
*Put up a web site with genealogy on it.
+
*Publish genealogy on the Internet.
+
*Order genealogy publications, supplies, or services.
+
 
+
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Tennessee in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. Most of the information is available at no cost. The list of sources is growing rapidly; however, be aware that addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
+
 
+
'''FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service.'''<br>[http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]  
+
  
At this site you can access the Family History Library Catalog, Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, SourceGuide, lists of Family History Centers, web sites related to family history, and lists of researchers interested in similar genealogical topics. You can also learn about and order Family History Library publications.  
+
The [[East Tennessee Historical Society|East Tennessee History Center]] houses the Knox County Archives, the Museum of East Tennessee History, and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection.  
  
'''TN GenWeb Project.'''<br>[http://www.tngenweb.org/ www.tngenweb.org/]  
+
The McClung Historical Collection’s primary focus is east Tennessee; it holds one of the country’s leading research collections about the region, including applications for the First Families of Tennessee Project. The collection contains books, newspapers, directories, manuscripts, maps, microfilm records, and photographs. In addition to the east Tennessee material, the collection also contains research guides and census indexes for many states in the United States, especially 11 states in the South. The Knox County Public Library offers the free online [http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/ Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection].<br>
  
In The USGenWeb Project, a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet, for each county, state, and country.  
+
'''Chattanooga-Hamilton County <br>Bicentennial Library'''<br>1001 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402<br>Telephone: 1-423-757-5310<br>Internet: http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov/
  
'''Tennessee Resources in Genealogy Resources on the Internet.'''<br>http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/tenn.html
+
'''Nashville Public Library'''<br>615 Church Street<br>Nashville, TN 37219<br>Telephone: 1-615-862-5800<br>Internet: http://www.library.nashville.org/index.asp
  
This site provides links to vital record offices, genealogical and historical societies, queries, mailing lists, county-by-county Internet sites, and gopher sites.  
+
The [http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_localhistory.asp Nashville Room ]of the Nashville Public Library maintains the genealogical collection.&nbsp; In addtion,&nbsp;the library website includes indexes to Nashville marriages 1864-1905, ''Tennessean'' obituary index 1964-present, Nashville City Cemetery index and Nashville photographs 1940-1976. Look for links to web resources maintained by the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nashvillearchives/index.html Friends of the Metro Archives].&nbsp; Vertical files of newspaper clippings and family histories,&nbsp; manuscripts concerning Nashville and Davidson County families, historic photographs and Nashville City Directories are available to to library patrons.  
  
'''TN GenExchange in Genealogical Exchange &amp; ''''''Surname Registry.'''<br>[http://www.genexchange.org/maillistform.php http://www.genexchange.org/maillistform.php<br>]
+
'''Memphis Public Library and Information Center<br>'''Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library<br>3030 Poplar Avenue<br>Memphis, TN 38111-3527<br>Telephone: 1-901-415-2700<br>E-mail: [mailto:hisref@memphis.lib.tn.us hisref@memphis.lib.tn.us]<br>Internet: [http://www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us/ www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us]  
  
This site brings searchable data to genealogists, including databases (church, cemetery, census, land, immigration, naturalization, and vital records), directories, historical accounts, mailing lists, queries, local surname researchers, and look-up volunteers.  
+
The genealogical holdings of the History Department's [http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/index.html Memphis and Shelby County Room] include manuscripts, maps, biographies, histories&nbsp;and directories relating to Memphis, Shelby County, and the mid-south region.  
  
'''United States Resources: Tennessee, in RootsWeb.'''<br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/tn.html www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/tn.html]  
+
'''Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center'''<br>7779 Poplar Pike <br>Germantown, TN 38138<br>Telephone: 1-901-757-8480<br>Internet: [http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=765 http://www.germantown-tn.gov]  
  
This list of sites and resources includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
+
The [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center|Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]] (GRHGC) is the special collections division of Germantown Community Library. It is a repository for non-circulating books, microfilm,&nbsp;periodicals, photographs, and maps&nbsp;for genealogical and historical research&nbsp;for the Mid-South, Eastern and Southern states.  
  
'''U.S. - Tennessee - TN in Cyndi’s List of Genealogy.'''<br>[http://www.cyndislist.com/tn.htm www.cyndislist.com/tn.htm]
+
=== Tennessee Online Records  ===
  
'''Sites on the Internet.''' This list has more links to other Tennessee genealogical sites and describes more resources than any other site on the Internet.
+
{{TNDCleft}}{{DCfollowup}}
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research see the United States Research Outline 2nd ed., [[United States Archives and Libraries|“Archives and Libraries”]] section.
+
=== Research Guides and Directories  ===
  
Some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch. These computers do not have access to online services, networks, or bulletin boards. You can use online services at many public libraries, college libraries, and private locations.
+
The following directory assists in determining the archives of interest:
  
{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}
+
*''Archives in Appalachia: A Directory. ''Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.
  
[[Category:Tennessee|Archives]]
+
{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}{{U.S. Archives and Libraries}}
 +
{{-}}
 +
[[Category:Tennessee|Archives]][[Category:United States Repositories]]

Revision as of 22:22, 10 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Tennessee Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

Adopt-a-wiki page
TGW 45x45.jpg This page adopted by:
TNGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today

Many archives and libraries have information about Tennessee, including maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family or local histories or biographies. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere. Archives and libraries located near state boundaries usually collect records relating to the adjacent states.

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections and services helpful to genealogical researchers.

Contents

Archives

Tennessee States Library and Archivesfor further details see our Tennessee State Library and Archives Wiki page
Tennessee State Library and Archives exterior.jpg
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Telephone: 1-615-741-2764
Fax: 1-615-532-2472

Two areas of interest to researchers: the library has printed materials, and the archives have original Tennessee government records and other historical documents. Many of their records are microfilmed. Their web site includes 19th Century Newspapers, Civil War Era Database, Nashville City Directories, and an inventory of Tennessee county records. 

Reels of microfilm can be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Tennessee State Library and Archives [Internet site]. The records include: • Marriages • Probate • Land and Property

National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Telephone: 1-770-968-2100
Fax: 1-770-968-2547
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southeast/  

Metropolitan Government Archives
3801 Green Hills Village Dr.
Nashville, TN 37215
Telephone: 1-615-862-5880

Houses the original Davidson County and Nashville City records to about 1966. Website includes links to web resources maintained by the Friends of the Metro Archives.

Libraries

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Hoskins Library, Special Collections
1401 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1000
Telephone: 423-974-4480
Internet: www.lib.utk.edu

The library’s catalog is online and the Tennessee Newspaper Project is available through the catalog.

University of Memphis Library
Special Collections Department
126 Ned R. WcWherter Library
Memphis, TN 38152-3250
Telephone: 901-678-8242
Fax: 901-678-8218
Internet: http://www.memphis.edu/specialcollections/resources.php

A number of public libraries in Tennessee have significant regional collections. The largest is at:

East Tennessee Historical Center
601 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Telephone: 1-865-215-8801
Internet: http://www.easttnhistory.org

The East Tennessee History Center houses the Knox County Archives, the Museum of East Tennessee History, and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection.

The McClung Historical Collection’s primary focus is east Tennessee; it holds one of the country’s leading research collections about the region, including applications for the First Families of Tennessee Project. The collection contains books, newspapers, directories, manuscripts, maps, microfilm records, and photographs. In addition to the east Tennessee material, the collection also contains research guides and census indexes for many states in the United States, especially 11 states in the South. The Knox County Public Library offers the free online Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection.

Chattanooga-Hamilton County
Bicentennial Library

1001 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: 1-423-757-5310
Internet: http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov/

Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Telephone: 1-615-862-5800
Internet: http://www.library.nashville.org/index.asp

The Nashville Room of the Nashville Public Library maintains the genealogical collection.  In addtion, the library website includes indexes to Nashville marriages 1864-1905, Tennessean obituary index 1964-present, Nashville City Cemetery index and Nashville photographs 1940-1976. Look for links to web resources maintained by the Friends of the Metro Archives.  Vertical files of newspaper clippings and family histories,  manuscripts concerning Nashville and Davidson County families, historic photographs and Nashville City Directories are available to to library patrons.

Memphis Public Library and Information Center
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111-3527
Telephone: 1-901-415-2700
E-mail: hisref@memphis.lib.tn.us
Internet: www.memphislibrary.lib.tn.us

The genealogical holdings of the History Department's Memphis and Shelby County Room include manuscripts, maps, biographies, histories and directories relating to Memphis, Shelby County, and the mid-south region.

Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138
Telephone: 1-901-757-8480
Internet: http://www.germantown-tn.gov

The Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC) is the special collections division of Germantown Community Library. It is a repository for non-circulating books, microfilm, periodicals, photographs, and maps for genealogical and historical research for the Mid-South, Eastern and Southern states.

Tennessee Online Records

links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Research Guides and Directories

The following directory assists in determining the archives of interest:

  • Archives in Appalachia: A Directory. Boone, North Carolina: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1985. (Family History Library book 975 A3a.) The record covers the states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The record is arranged alphabetically by state, then by the name of the repository. Each entry lists the archive, its address, phone number, inclusive dates of the collection, the records of the collection, what subjects are covered by the collection, and the size of the collection. There are two indexes: Record type, and Subject, with reference numbers corresponding to the repository. Also included is a list, under “Coming Attractions,” of agencies that do not currently collect manuscript materials but plan to do so in the future.