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== Record Description ==
 
  
This collection will include records from 1790-1945.
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== Record Description  ==
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This collection will include 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. This collection is being published as images become available.  
 
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. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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=== 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.  
 
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.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = “Tennessee, Humphreys County Records, 1790-1945.” Index and Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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{{Collection citation| text = “Tennessee, Humphreys County Records, 1790-1945.” Index and Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}  
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[[Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (13-0868) Complaint page 1 DGS 100251443_18.jpg|Complaint page 1
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Image:Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (13-0868) Legal Notice page 1 DGS 100251443_14.jpg|Notice page 1
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Image:Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (13-0868) Response to Complaint page 1 DGS 100251443_6.jpg|Response to Complaint page 1
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Records may contain any of the following:
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*Names of interested parties
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*Dates of court or correspondence
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*Details of the court case
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*Legal description of properties
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*Amount of monies transacted
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*Names of family members or witnesses
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*Relationships
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
[[Tennessee, Humphreys County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection |Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
== Record Content ==
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*The place of residence
Records may contain the following information:
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*The court date
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*The names of interested individuals
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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==== Search the Collection  ====
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your 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.
 
  
To search the collection image by images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br>
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in 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.
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br>
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⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>  
 
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Record Category'<br>  
 
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Record Category'<br>  
⇒ Select the appropriate 'Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range' which takes you to the images.<br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate 'Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range' which takes you to the images
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
 
  
Keep in mind:  
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Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.
*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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Be aware that with either search 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.  
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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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, use the date and locality to search for census, church, and land records.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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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 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.
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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. *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.
 +
*Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.
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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 of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Related Websites ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TN_Humphreys.htm Free Public Records Directory]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
[[Tennessee]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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[[Tennessee]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
 
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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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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]].  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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{{Incomplete Citations}}  
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires. {{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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Record Description

This collection will include 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. This collection is being published as images become available.

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, Humphreys County Records, 1790-1945.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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 to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place of residence
  • The court date
  • The names of interested individuals

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in 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.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒ 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

Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search 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.
  • 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 on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

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 date and locality to search for census, church, and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. *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.
  • Witnesses in court cases may be close relatives.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • 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.

Related Websites

Free Public Records Directory

Related Wiki Articles

Tennessee

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.