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Deaths 1914-1955 are now abstracted and indexed at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&amp;c=fs%3A1417505 Record Search]. The original records are available at the [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/NewSite/OrderMaterials.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]. For more information about using death records see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Vital_Records Tennessee Vital Records]. </u> <!-- Add Did You Know? Items ABOVE -->
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: left">{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Tennessee page,<br>the Volunteer State{{/p}} [[Image:{{GSMpic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm TN courthouse fires and disasters]
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*Order many filmed county records from [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TN State Library and Archives]]
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*No [[Tennessee Vital Records|civil birth records]] in TN before 1874. In some counties none til 1908
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*Short-lived [[State of Franklin]] created counties not recognized by NC or TN
  
*Tennessee is informally segregated into three "Grand Divisions" that are topographically, politically, economically, and culturally different. East Tennessee even attempted to secede from the rest of the State during the Civil War.&nbsp; See maps and details at the [http://www.tngenweb.org/maps/tngrand3.htm TNGenWeb site].
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*Did you know that at least 20 counties in Tennessee did not begin registering marriages until 1838? For more information, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Tennessee Vital Records].
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*In 1820, Tennessee's&nbsp;top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at [[Tennessee Occupations|Tennessee Occupations]].
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*Listen to our complete collection of audio files of [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tennessee_Dialect Tennessee county name pronunciations] flavored with local accents.
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*Even though many 1820 East Tennessee census population schedules have been lost, manufactures schedules survive for most counties.&nbsp;A free online index is available at [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages].<br>
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== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' <br>[[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]<br><br>'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. {{TNmap}}
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' <br>[[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]<br>
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Major Repositories  ==
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[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]]{{·}} [[East Tennessee Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Heritage Study Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
  
*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville
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[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/aps/directory/a-b.htm Directory Containing Archivist Contacts for Each County in Tennesse]  
*[[East Tennessee Historical Society]], Knoxville
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*[[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]] near Memphis
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*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]
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== Pioneer Pathways ==
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=== Early Migration Routes ===
  
Cumberland River{{·}} Mississippi River{{·}} Tennessee River{{·}} [[Avery's Trace]] (or Cumberland Trace){{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] (or Nickajack Trail){{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lake Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road]] (or Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath]] (or West Tennessee Trail){{·}} [[Maysville Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Memphis, Pontotoc and Mobile Trail]]{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville Road]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] (or Chickasaw Trail){{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road]]
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Cumberland River{{·}} Mississippi River{{·}} Tennessee River{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Avery's Trace]] or Nashville Road{{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] or Nickajack Trail{{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road|Georgia Road ]](Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road|Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath]] or West Tennessee Trail{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] or Chickasaw Trail {{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio, and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]]  
  
== Research Tools  ==
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=== [[Tennessee Topography|Topography]]  ===
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*Tennessee is informally segregated into three "Grand Divisions" that are topographically, politically, economically, and culturally different. East Tennessee even attempted to secede from the rest of the State during the Civil War.&nbsp; See maps and details at the [http://www.tngenweb.org/maps/tngrand3.htm TNGenWeb site].
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*Did you know that at least 20 counties in Tennessee did not begin registering marriages until 1838? For more information, see [[Tennessee Vital Records#Marriage_Records|Tennessee Vital Records]].
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*In 1820, Tennessee's top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at [[Tennessee Occupations|Tennessee Occupations]].
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*Listen to our complete collection of audio files of [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tennessee_Dialect Tennessee county name pronunciations] flavored with local accents.
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*Even though many 1820 East Tennessee census population schedules have been lost, manufactures schedules survive for most counties.&nbsp;A free online index is available at [http://www.lineages.com/ Lineages].
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:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Inferential Genealogy] - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS teaches how to solve difficult Southern genealogy problems through interactive lessons.
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Inferential Genealogy] - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS teaches how to solve difficult Southern genealogy problems through interactive lessons.
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org// The Tennessee GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org// The Tennessee GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Tennessee.pdf BYU Tennessee Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
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*Deaths 1914-1955 are now abstracted and indexed at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. The original records are available at the [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/NewSite/OrderMaterials.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]. For more information about using death records see [[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]].
  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
The moderator for Tennessee content is Richard Petty (username: [[User:Pettyr1|pettyr1]]).
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*T[[Tennessee Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|ennessee Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Probate Court Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee Probate Court Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Tennessee State Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Tennessee State Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|right|175px|Tennessee flag.png]] In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by adding the following resources to county pages:  
  
 
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Welcome to the Tennessee page,
the Volunteer State

Great Smoky Mountains viewed from Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Most unique genealogical features:

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
State of Franklin | Caswell | Christiana | Cumberland (old) | James | Lewis (old) | Putnam (old) | Spencer | Tennessee | Wayne (old)

Click on the map below to go to a county page.
Lake CountyObion CountyWeakley CountyHenry CountyDyer CountyGibson CountyCarroll CountyBenton CountyLauderdale CountyCrockett CountyHaywood CountyMadison CountyHenderson CountyDecatur CountyTipton CountyShelby CountyFayette CountyHardeman CountyChester CountyMcNairy CountyHardin CountyStewart CountyHouston CountyHumphreys CountyPerry CountyWayne CountyMontgomery CountyDickson CountyHickman CountyLewis CountyLawrence CountyRobertson CountyCheatham CountyDavidson CountyWilliamson CountyMaury CountyGiles CountyMarshall CountyLincoln CountyMoore CountyBedford CountyRutherford CountyWilson CountySumner CountyMacon CountyTrousdale CountySmith CountyDeKalb CountyCannon CountyWarren CountyCoffee CountyFranklin CountyGrundy CountyMarion CountySequatchie CountyVan Buren CountyWhite CountyPutnam CountyJackson CountyOverton CountyClay CountyPickett CountyFentress CountyScott CountyMorgan CountyCumberland CountyBledsoe CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyPolk CountyRhea CountyMeigs CountyMcMinn CountyMonroe CountyRoane CountyLoudon CountyBlount CountyAnderson CountyKnox CountySevier CountyCampbell CountyClaiborne CountyUnion CountyGrainger CountyHancock CountyHawkins CountyHamblen CountyJefferson CountyCocke CountyGreene CountySullivan CountyJohnson CountyWashington CountyCarter CountyUnicoi CountyTennessee county map.png

Major Repositories

Tennessee State Library and Archives · East Tennessee Historical Society · Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center · West Tennessee Heritage Study Center · National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) · Allen County Public Library

Directory Containing Archivist Contacts for Each County in Tennesse

Early Migration Routes

Cumberland River · Mississippi River · Tennessee River · Avery's Trace or Nashville Road · Black Fox Trail · Bolivar and Memphis Trail · Catawba Trail · Chattanooga-Willstown Road · Cisca and St. Augustine Trail or Nickajack Trail · Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail · Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail · Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail · Cumberland Trace · Georgia Road (Federal Road) · Great Indian Warpath · Great South Trail · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Jackson's Military Road · Jonesboro Road · Kentucky Road · Lower Warpath or West Tennessee Trail · Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail · Nashville-Saline River Trail · Natchez Trace or Chickasaw Trail  · Old Cherokee Path · Tennessee, Ohio, and Great Lakes Trail · Unicoi Trail · West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail · Wilderness Road

Topography

Did You Know?

  • Tennessee is informally segregated into three "Grand Divisions" that are topographically, politically, economically, and culturally different. East Tennessee even attempted to secede from the rest of the State during the Civil War.  See maps and details at the TNGenWeb site.
  • Did you know that at least 20 counties in Tennessee did not begin registering marriages until 1838? For more information, see Tennessee Vital Records.
  • In 1820, Tennessee's top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at Tennessee Occupations.
  • Listen to our complete collection of audio files of Tennessee county name pronunciations flavored with local accents.
  • Even though many 1820 East Tennessee census population schedules have been lost, manufactures schedules survive for most counties. A free online index is available at Lineages.

Research Tools

Free online video classes are available for:

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by adding the following resources to county pages:

  • African American
  • Published Family Histories
  • DNA
  • Highlight top cemetery resources

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