Tennessee, Putnam County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
 
This collection includes records from the circuit and chancery courts of Putnam County. The records include disputed property and estates, wills, divorces and records of other civil proceedings.  
 
This collection includes records from the circuit and chancery courts of Putnam County. The records include disputed property and estates, wills, divorces and records of other civil proceedings.  
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For a list of records by localities, document type, dates and alaphabet currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2001083/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying appropriate information here.'''
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Image:Tennessee, Putnam County Records (12-0087) Court Summons DGS 5791742_6.jpg|Court Summons
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Image:Tennessee, Putnam County Records (12-0087) Deposition DGS 5791742_20.jpg|Deposition
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Image:Tennessee, Putnam County Records (12-0087) Transfer of Deed DGS 5791742_13.jpg|Transfer of Deed
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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The content varies with each different record type, but generally includes the following information:
  
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying appropriate information here.'''
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*Names of primary individuals
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*Names of relatives and friends
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*Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Residences
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*Dates the documents were written or recorded
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*Occupations
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*Ages
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*Birthdates and places
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*Names of primary individuals
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*The place of residence
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*The approximate date of the event
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "County" <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images <br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census,church, and land records.
 +
*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the records to identify heirs and relatives and to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
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*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
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*Use the information in probate records to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Probate and divorce records may have clues about land transactions and guardianships of minor children.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of individual volumes. Local historical and genealogical societies may also have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.'''
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/putnam/ Putnam County Tennessee]
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/putnam/putnres.htm Putnam County Research Helps]
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*[http://www.tngenes.net/ TNGenes Genealogy]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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[[Putnam County, Tennessee|Putnam County, Tennessee]] [[Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy|Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy]] [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam (old) County, Tennessee]]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2001083/waypoints Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Examples for Records Found in a FamilySearch Historical Collections ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([[https://www.familysearch.org]]: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([[https://www.familysearch.org]]: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Library and Archives, Nashville.}}
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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Revision as of 16:01, 1 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection includes records from the circuit and chancery courts of Putnam County. The records include disputed property and estates, wills, divorces and records of other civil proceedings.

For a list of records by localities, document type, dates and alaphabet currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

The content varies with each different record type, but generally includes the following information:

  • Names of primary individuals
  • Names of relatives and friends
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residences
  • Dates the documents were written or recorded
  • Occupations
  • Ages
  • Birthdates and places

How to Use the Records

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • Names of primary individuals
  • The place of residence
  • The approximate date of the event

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census,church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the records to identify heirs and relatives and to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
  • Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
  • Use the information in probate records to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Probate and divorce records may have clues about land transactions and guardianships of minor children.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of individual volumes. Local historical and genealogical societies may also have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Putnam County, Tennessee Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy Putnam (old) County, Tennessee

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1867-1955" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Library and Archives, Nashville.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection