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{{Adoption TNGenWeb}} [[Image:{{TennShiCem}}]]''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Tennessee|Tennessee ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''  
  
<br>Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, and relationship information. They sometimes have insignia or symbols that provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization, such as a lodge. Nearby markers may help identify children who died young, or women who were not recorded in family or government documents.
 
  
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Tennessee cemeteries. The DAR collection is described in the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee Genealogy]] article.
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=== Bibliography  ===
  
Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions.  
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*The '''[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog]''' lists published records of Tennessee cemeteries. Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. Some of the books referenced here may be available on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search '''Google Books'''] and in public libraries.
  
=== Online Resources ===
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=== Online  ===
  
'''Bibliography'''
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Tennessee State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
  
*The '''[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]''' lists published records of&nbsp;Tennessee cemeteries.&nbsp; Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. &nbsp;Some of the books referenced here may be&nbsp;available on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search '''Google Books''']&nbsp;and in public libraries.
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.  
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**This site frequently has tombstone images.
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
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***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
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****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.
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***When you have a list, click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
  
'''Online Gravestone Transcripts'''  
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*[http://search.ancestry.myfamily.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=structuredcrawledsites-55&so=2&pcat=BMD_DEATH&ti=5519&gsfn=&gsln=caudill&submit=Search&prox=1&gss=angs-c ''Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012'']at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70636 '''''Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1777-2012'''''] At Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
*[http://billiongraves.com/ '''BillionGraves'''] can be searched by the name of a person or by cemetery and location. The site provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.interment.net/ '''Interment.net''']&nbsp;includes many Tennessee cemetery transcripts.
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [[Arkansas Cemeteries#Value of Cemetery Records|Symbols and abbreviations]] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Arkansas Cemeteries#Published Transcriptions|early published transcriptions]] priceless.}} <br>
  
*'''[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/search.html TNGenWeb Cemetery Database]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many counties, often with indexes and&nbsp;burial transcripts.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Tennessee&county=0 '''BillionGraves Name Search''']. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search'''
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Tennessee&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100 '''Lists of Cemeteries'''], "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/ '''TNGenWeb Project'''] includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on&nbsp;individual county pages.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tn/index.htm '''Interment.net''']includes many Tennessee cemetery transcripts.
  
*'''[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/tenn.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties, along with tombstone transcripts arranged by cemetery.
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/search.html '''TNGenWeb Cemetery Database''']lists cemeteries in many counties, often with indexes and burial transcripts.
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*[http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=31465985&pageid=r&mode=all&n=0&_charset_=UTF-8&bcd=%C3%B7&query=Tennessee&s= '''TNGenWeb Project'''] includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on individual county pages.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/tenn.html '''USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project'''] lists cemeteries in many Tennessee counties, along with tombstone transcripts arranged by cemetery.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/ALL/cem/ '''Linkpendium''']
  
 
'''Cemetery Gazetteers'''  
 
'''Cemetery Gazetteers'''  
  
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/ ePodunk]'''&nbsp;is a gazetteer&nbsp;of Tennessee cemeteries.
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*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/ ePodunk]'''is a gazetteer of Tennessee cemeteries.
  
*'''Find A Grave''' also gives&nbsp;a '''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csb&CSst=45 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties] '''linking to the&nbsp;information about individuals buried there.
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*'''Find A Grave''' also gives a '''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csb&CSst=45 list of cemeteries in andmany Tennessee counties] '''linking to the information about individuals buried there.
  
 
== Published Finding Aids  ==
 
== Published Finding Aids  ==
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<br> Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, and relationship information. They sometimes have insignia or symbols that provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization, such as a lodge. Nearby markers may help identify children who died young, or women who were not recorded in family or government documents.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Tennessee cemeteries. The DAR collection is described in the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee Genealogy]] article.
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Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions.
 
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A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them at the Family History Library as of 1988 is:  
 
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them at the Family History Library as of 1988 is:  
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Sexton records do not have a standard format and may vary in content. They may include the birth date, birthplace, parents’ names, name of spouse, death date and place, cemetery name, if previously buried and name of the cemetery removed from, and the date the lot was purchased.  
 
Sexton records do not have a standard format and may vary in content. They may include the birth date, birthplace, parents’ names, name of spouse, death date and place, cemetery name, if previously buried and name of the cemetery removed from, and the date the lot was purchased.  
  
Remember that the information is secondary and is only as reliable as the person who gave the information. These records are usually in the current sexton’s charge, but they may be in the town or county clerk’s office. They may also be in the custody of private individuals.  
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Remember that the information is secondary and is only as reliable as the person who gave the information. These records are usually in the current sexton’s charge, but they may be in the town or county clerk’s office. They may also be in the custody of private individuals.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2313 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Stones River National Cemetery, 1864-2010] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
=== Funeral Home Records  ===
 
=== Funeral Home Records  ===
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=== Additional Ideas  ===
 
=== Additional Ideas  ===
  
For related records see the [[Tennessee Obituaries|Tennessee Obituaries]] and [[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]] articles. For more information on cemetery records, see the [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] article. See the&nbsp;[[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee Archives and Libraries]] article for facilities with regional collections which might include cemetery records. The&nbsp;Place Search of the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists more sources under:  
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For related records see the [[Tennessee Obituaries|Tennessee Obituaries]] and [[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]] articles. For more information on cemetery records, see the [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] article. See the&nbsp;[[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee Archives and Libraries]] article for facilities with regional collections which might include cemetery records. The&nbsp;Place Search of the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] lists more sources under:  
  
 
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TENNESSEE - CEMETERIES  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com Find a Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find a Grave]  
 
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/ Names In Stone]
 
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/ Names In Stone]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48300 Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70713 Web: Tennessee, Relocated Cemeteries Index, 1787-1975] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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Bibliography

  • The FamilySearch Catalog lists published records of Tennessee cemeteries. Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. Some of the books referenced here may be available on Google Books and in public libraries.

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Tennessee State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • TNGenWeb Project includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on individual county pages.

Cemetery Gazetteers

  • ePodunkis a gazetteer of Tennessee cemeteries.

Published Finding Aids


Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, and relationship information. They sometimes have insignia or symbols that provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization, such as a lodge. Nearby markers may help identify children who died young, or women who were not recorded in family or government documents.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Tennessee cemeteries. The DAR collection is described in the Tennessee Genealogy article.

Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions.

A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them at the Family History Library as of 1988 is:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah.) Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL film 1206468–94FHL films 1206489–90 These films contain a listing of the cemetery records in Tennessee.

Some compilations of inscriptions from graveyards throughout the state are:

  • Acklen, Jeannette Tillotson. Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Historical and Biographical. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. FHL book 976.8 V3ac 1976; 1933 edition is on FHL film 1000313 item 2 Each entry gives the surname, most given names, dates of birth and death, and burial location. A surname index is included.
  • Cemetery Records of Tennessee. Two Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951–62. FHL film 874007; book 976.8 V3c The record is arranged by cemeteries in a county. Each entry contains at least the surname, given name, date of birth, and date of death.

Burials in 65 Tennessee cemeteries along the old Wilderness Road are recorded in:

  • Johnson, Robert Foster. Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Owensboro, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1981. FHL book 973 V3j

The Wilderness Road led from Virginia through northern Tennessee and into Kentucky. The source is arranged by state, county, then cemetery. Tennessee is listed on pages 225–264. Entries list the deceased’s name, birth date, and death date.

Two sources for locating the cemeteries and graves that were relocated during the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) project are:

  • Complete Surname Index of TVA Grave Removals. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1989. FHL book 976.8 V32c This source is currently unavailable to Family History Centers.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (Tennessee). Master File Relocation Card Index for Grave and Cemetery Removal and Relocation, 1934–1954.Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah. 1996.FHL film 2050038 These films include all states associated with the TVA project: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Records include: name of deceased, birth date, death date, age, nearest living relative or informant, informant’s address and relationship to deceased, place of removal, and place of relocation.

Periodicals often contain published inscriptions and inventories of Tennessee cemeteries.

Sexton Records

Sexton records do not have a standard format and may vary in content. They may include the birth date, birthplace, parents’ names, name of spouse, death date and place, cemetery name, if previously buried and name of the cemetery removed from, and the date the lot was purchased.

Remember that the information is secondary and is only as reliable as the person who gave the information. These records are usually in the current sexton’s charge, but they may be in the town or county clerk’s office. They may also be in the custody of private individuals.

Funeral Home Records

Funeral home records may list the cemetery and may include an obituary; birth date; birthplace; names of parents, spouse, children, and siblings; addresses and biographies of surviving relatives; insurance company; church affiliation; and officiating clergyman. Funeral home staff know where the local cemeteries are. Telephone calls or personal visits are usually more effective than letters. See the United States Cemeteries article for a nationwide directory of funeral homes.

Additional Ideas

For related records see the Tennessee Obituaries and Tennessee Vital Records articles. For more information on cemetery records, see the United States Cemeteries article. See the Tennessee Archives and Libraries article for facilities with regional collections which might include cemetery records. The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more sources under:

TENNESSEE - CEMETERIES

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES

External Links

References

  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
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