Talk:Tennessee, United States Genealogy
I stumpled across a noticed posted on the Tennessee Department of State Web site at: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ which states under news & updates (posted 4/28/2010) that an Index to Tennessee Legislative Petitions (a name and subject index 1799-1829) had been added to the TSLA: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/misc/petition.htm which I think would be very helpful to genealogists, except I can't figure out while of the existing categories of records listed under the Tennessee Portal it should go under. BarbZR
That fits best under "Public Records." DiltsGD 02:30, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
I noticed so many great things in these: petitions, some of which mentioned that the document has a list of many petitioners. That might be very helpful in the case of a burned-records county, etc. Also divorces. Name searchable. Thanks for pointing us to that resource, BarbZR! AdkinsWH 20:51, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
That is an excellent source to list for burned record counties. Can we sign you up to do this Wilma? :) Murphynw 23:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
The primary function of the top state page for each state is to show a Wiki reader that there are many pages related to a state. In other words, the main state page serves as a linked table of contents to the rest of the state's pages. Ususally it is better to place information on one of those topic, county, or other related pages rather than on the top state page.
The current Tennesse page has several large images at the top. This shoves the links and table of content material "below the fold" where it cannot be seen without scrolling--not a good situation. Therefore, I propose a restructure of the page as shown below.
PLEASE, comment on this proposed restructure. What do you like or dislike? What do you suggest to improve it? Or do you prefer the old page? DiltsGD 23:29, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
There is too much wasted "white" space around all the images at the top of the "old page". I dearly love the clickable counties on the map of Tennessee, but the majority of the researchers may not be familiar with where the county they want is located on the map. The proposed restructure is much neater, and will get the important links (including the columned list of counties) closer to the top without the need to scroll down. ConnieB 1:39am 21 Nov 2010