Tennessee Record Selection Table

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| City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]
| History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
 
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|-
 
| County boundaries and origins  
 
| County boundaries and origins  
 
| Maps, Gazetteers  
 
| Maps, Gazetteers  
| History
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| [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Newspapers  
 
| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Newspapers  
| Biography, History, Obituaries Emigration and Immigration
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Obituaries Emigration and Immigration
 
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|-
 
| Death information  
 
| Death information  
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| Emigration  
 
| Emigration  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Newspapers  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Newspapers  
| Biography, History, Minorities, Societies
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Minorities, [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
 
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|-
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| African Americans, American Indians, Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
 
| African Americans, American Indians, Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies, Church Records, Periodicals, Census
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| Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], Church Records, [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], Census
 
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|-
 
| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
| History, Periodicals, Gazetteers  
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], Gazetteers  
 
| Maps, Land and Property
 
| Maps, Land and Property
 
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|-
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census,  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census,  
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], Biography, History
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| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
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|-
 
| Migration Information  
 
| Migration Information  
| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census, Biography  
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| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census, [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]
| History, Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
 
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|-
 
| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
 
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], Biography, History
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| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
 
| Occupations, Census, Directories  
 
| Occupations, Census, Directories  
| Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography, History, Emigration and Immigration
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| Newspapers, Obituaries, [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Emigration and Immigration
 
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| Other family members  
 
| Other family members  
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| Parents  
 
| Parents  
 
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census  
 
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census  
| Probate Records, Church Records, Societies
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| Probate Records, Church Records, [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
 
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| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
 
| Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
 
| Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
| Biography, History
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Place-finding aids  
 
| Place-finding aids  
| Maps, Gazetteers, History  
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| Maps, Gazetteers, [[Tennessee History|History]]
| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], Archives and Libraries
 
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| Places of previous residence  
 
| Places of previous residence  
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| Previous Research  
 
| Previous Research  
| [[Tennessee Genealogy|Genealogy]], Biography, Periodicals, Societies  
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| [[Tennessee Genealogy|Genealogy]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
| History, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Archives and Libraries
 
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|-
 
| Record-finding aids  
 
| Record-finding aids  
| Archives and Libraries, Church Records, Periodicals  
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| Archives and Libraries, Church Records, [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]]
| Societies, For Further Reading
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| [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], For Further Reading
 
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|-
 
| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| Church Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| Church Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]
| History, Cemeteries, Directories
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Cemeteries, Directories
 
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| Social activities  
 
| Social activities  
| Societies, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], Newspapers, Obituaries, [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]
| History, Cemeteries, Directories
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Cemeteries, Directories
 
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Revision as of 19:48, 29 May 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee  Gotoarrow.png  Record Selection Table

This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

  1. In column 1, find the category closest to your research goal.
  2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3, find additional record types that may be useful.
  4. Look in the section of this outline that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the Family History Library.

Note: Records of previous research (Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

1. If you need  2. Look first in 3. Then search
Adoptions Court Records, Vital Records, Guardianship Probate Records, Church Records, Census
Age Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Vital Records Naturalization and Citizenship, Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Birth date Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Cemeteries Church Records, Bible Records, Census, Military Records
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Census, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries
Children Census, Probate Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Vital Records, Guardianship, Church Records, Bible Records
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
County boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Country of foreign birth Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Newspapers Biography, History, Obituaries Emigration and Immigration
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property
Divorce Divorce Records, Vital Records, Court Records, Newspapers Census, Obituaries
Emigration Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Newspapers Biography, History, Minorities, Societies
Ethnic background African Americans, American Indians, Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration Naturalization and Citizenship, Societies, Church Records, Periodicals, Census
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers Maps, Land and Property
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records, Biography, History
Living relatives Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, Directories Court Records, Census
Maiden name Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records Church Records, Military Records, Cemeteries
Marriage information Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census Probate Records, Church Records, Military Records
Migration Information Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census, Biography History, Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Court Records, Biography, History
Occupations Occupations, Census, Directories Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography, History, Emigration and Immigration
Other family members Census, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census Probate Records, Church Records, Societies
Physical description Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of previous residence Census, Military Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Naturalization and Citizenship
Previous Research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals, Societies History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Church Records, Periodicals Societies, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories
Social activities Societies, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories