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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee, United States Genealogy|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[White County, Tennessee Genealogy|White County]]''
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|title=Tennessee, White County Records, 1806-1975
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://tngenweb.org/white/ White County Tennessee Genealogy]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TN_White.htm White County, Tennessee Free Public Records Directory] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/tennessee/white.htm White County, Tennessee Marriage Records] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.courtreference.com/White-County-Tennessee-Courts.htm White County, Tennessee Court Records Directory] 
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This is a collection of records from White County including marriages, 1950-1975; chancery court records 1825-1937, and circuit court records, 1806-1900. The county court records include primarily probate records. The chancery and circuit court records include disputed estate and property records, some wills, and divorces. The chancery court records also include an index. This collection is being published as images become available.  
 
This is a collection of records from White County including marriages, 1950-1975; chancery court records 1825-1937, and circuit court records, 1806-1900. The county court records include primarily probate records. The chancery and circuit court records include disputed estate and property records, some wills, and divorces. The chancery court records also include an index. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1989162/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
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==Coverage Map==
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Tennessee marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/TN_FRM.html here].
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== Collection Content  ==
  
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Image:Tennessee, White County Records (12-0061) Will DGS 5328832 7.jpg|Will
 
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The content varies with each different record type, but generally includes the following information:  
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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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*Birth dates and places
 
*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:  
 
To begin your search you will need to know:  
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*The approximate date of the event
 
*The approximate date of the event
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Searching the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection <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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'''To browse by image:'''<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>  
  
Be aware of the index in the chancery court records. If you are searching these records, you should check the index first. This could help you find their ancestors without having to search through all of the images.  
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Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first.  
  
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.  
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*Check the index for the family name (surname) and then the given name. Indexes enable you to access records quickly by searching for the names of the primary individuals. Realize that some entries in earlier years may have been missed. Indexes may also contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
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*Make a list of the volumes and page numbers for each deed you wish to check.
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*For each deed, search the noted volume and page number.
  
Keep in mind:  
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If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each 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:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*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.
  
==== 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:  
 
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 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  ====
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=== 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.  
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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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== What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?  ==
  
 
*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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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Tennessee, White|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[White County, Tennessee]].}}
  
*[http://tngenweb.org/white/ White County Tennessee Genealogy]
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==How You Can Contribute  ==
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TN_White.htm White County, Tennessee Free Public Records Directory]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/tennessee/white.htm White County, Tennessee Marriage Records]
 
*[http://www.courtreference.com/White-County-Tennessee-Courts.htm White County, Tennessee Court Records Directory]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
[[White County, Tennessee|&nbsp;White County, Tennessee]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.  
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Clerk. White County Archives, Sparta.}}<br><br>
  
== Citing Family Search 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/1989162/waypoints Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975]
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<br> 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 data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk. White County Archives, Sparta.}}
 

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
White, Tennessee, United States
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US Locator Map Tennessee White.PNG
Location of White County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1806-1975
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This is a collection of records from White County including marriages, 1950-1975; chancery court records 1825-1937, and circuit court records, 1806-1900. The county court records include primarily probate records. The chancery and circuit court records include disputed estate and property records, some wills, and divorces. The chancery court records also include an index. This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Tennessee, White County Records, 1806-1975.

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Tennessee marriages click here.

Collection 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
  • Birth dates and places

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

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

Searching the Collection

To browse by image:
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

Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first.

  • Check the index for the family name (surname) and then the given name. Indexes enable you to access records quickly by searching for the names of the primary individuals. Realize that some entries in earlier years may have been missed. Indexes may also contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
  • Make a list of the volumes and page numbers for each deed you wish to check.
  • For each deed, search the noted volume and page number.

If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each 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:

  • 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.

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:

  • 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.

What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • 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.

How You Can Contribute

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 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, White County Records, 1809-1975." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Clerk. White County Archives, Sparta.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking 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, White County Records, 1806-1975.