Tennessee Record Selection Table

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| Age  
 
| Age  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]]  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]]  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Military Records, [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
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| [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Birth date  
 
| Birth date  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Military Records
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| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Birth place  
 
| Birth place  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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|-
 
| Children  
 
| Children  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Guardianship|Guardianship]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
 
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Guardianship|Guardianship]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
 
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|-
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
| [[Tennessee History|History]], Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], Emigration and Immigration, [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]]
 
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|-
 
| County boundaries and origins  
 
| County boundaries and origins  
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|-
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Country of foreign birth  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers  
| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]] Emigration and Immigration
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]] Emigration and Immigration
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Death information  
 
| Death information  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
| Military Records, [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records, Land and Property
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| [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records, Land and Property
 
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|-
 
| Divorce  
 
| Divorce  
 
| Divorce Records, [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], Newspapers  
 
| Divorce Records, [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], Newspapers  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Emigration  
 
| Emigration  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Newspapers  
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| Emigration and Immigration, [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Newspapers  
 
| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Minorities, [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
 
| [[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, [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]
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| [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]
 
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|-
 
| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
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|-
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Immigration date  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee Census|Census]],  
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| Emigration and Immigration, [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]],  
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
| Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], Directories  
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| Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], Directories  
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]
 
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|-
 
| Maiden name  
 
| Maiden name  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Military Records, [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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|-
 
| Marriage information  
 
| Marriage information  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
| [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Military Records
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| [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Migration Information  
 
| Migration Information  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
 
| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
| [[Tennessee History|History]], Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], Land and Property, [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], Minorities
 
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|-
 
| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
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| [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
| [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
 
| Occupations, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Directories  
 
| Occupations, [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Directories  
| Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Emigration and Immigration
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| Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]], Emigration and Immigration
 
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|-
 
| Other family members  
 
| Other family members  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
 
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], Bible Records
 
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|-
 
| Parents  
 
| Parents  
| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
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| [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]  
 
| [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
 
| [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]]
 
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|-
 
| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
| Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
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| [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], Emigration and Immigration, [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
 
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| Places of previous residence  
 
| Places of previous residence  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], Military Records, Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
| Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
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| Land and Property, [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], Emigration and Immigration, Public Records
 
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|-
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Military Records  
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| [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Tennessee_Military_Records|Military Records]]
| Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[Tennessee_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
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|-
 
| Previous Research  
 
| Previous Research  
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| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
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| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Directories
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Directories
 
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|-
 
| Social activities  
 
| Social activities  
| [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee_Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
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| [[Tennessee Societies|Societies]], Newspapers, [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]]  
| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Directories
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| [[Tennessee History|History]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], Directories
 
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Revision as of 20:32, 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