Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Humphreys, Tennessee, United States
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Location of Humphreys County, Tennessee
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Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1790-1945
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1790-1945.

These records include images of Chancery Court case files, probate, probate chancery dockets, revenue docket books, and school board reports (school census) located in Waverly.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Records may contain any of the following:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Dates of court or correspondence
  • Details of the court case
  • Legal description of properties
  • Amount of monies transacted
  • Names of family members or witnesses
  • Relationships

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The names of interested individuals involved in the court case.
  • The place of residence.
  • The approximate date of the court case.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Category"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information. 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the date and locality to search for the family in census records.
  • Use the date and locality to search for the family in church records.
  • Use the date and locality to search for the family in land records.
  • Use the date and locality to search for the family in additional county and state records.
  • 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 been 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.
  • Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection citation:

“Tennessee, Humphreys County Records, 1790-1945.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Chancery Court. County Clerk's Office, Waverly, Tennessee.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.


Image citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.


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