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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee, United States Genealogy|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy|Putnam County]]''
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.tngenweb.org/putnam/ Putnam County Tennessee]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
 
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.  
  
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.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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The content varies with each different record type, but generally includes the following information:  
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
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'''The content varies with each different record type''', but generally includes the following information:  
  
 
*Names of primary individuals  
 
*Names of primary individuals  
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*Occupations  
 
*Occupations  
 
*Ages  
 
*Ages  
*Birthdates and places
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*Birth dates and places
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search you will need to know:  
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The names of primary individuals.
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*The place of residence.
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*The approximate date of the event.
  
*Names of primary individuals
 
*The place of residence
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2001083/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>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>  
 
 
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>  
 
  
 
Search the collection by image 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.  
 
Search the collection by image 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.  
  
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2001083 Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
==== Using the Information ====
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== 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. For example:
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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.  
  
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census,church, and land records.  
 
*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 occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.  
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*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.  
 
*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.
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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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.  
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/putnam/ Putnam County Tennessee]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing State Library and Archives, Nashville.}}  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/putnam/putnres.htm Putnam County Research Helps]
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*[http://www.tngenes.net/ TNGenes Genealogy]
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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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Putnam, Tennessee, United States
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Flag of Tennessee
US Locator Map Tennessee Putnam.PNG
Location of Putnam County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1842-1955
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What Is in the Collection?

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

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
  • Birth dates and places

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The names of primary individuals.
  • The place of residence.
  • The approximate date of the event.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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

Search the collection by image 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.

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 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.
  • 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.

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 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.

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, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing State Library and Archives, Nashville.


Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955.

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