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Tennessee Resources presented by Tina Sansone to the Tennessee Genealogical Society on July 21, 2012 and also talked about on Bernice Bennett's Blog Talk Radio on May 24, 2012


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Tennessee Resources

  1. 1. Tennessee Resources By Tina Sansone
  2. 2. TN Gen Web Projects“The TNGenWeb Project and its volunteercoordinators continue to be dedicated toproviding the best Tennessee Genealogicaland Historical resources on the Internet …for you, our guests and fellow researchers.”
  3. 3. African American History People of Color in the Old South Beyond Death Dates Sickness and Death in the Old South DNA Projects Links Get HelpA Beginner’s Guide to U.S. Federal Censuses General Records & Reports Tennessee Records Repository Goodspeed’s County Histories
  4. 4. Law & Justice Tennessee Law, the Early DaysNative American History (great list of Rolls)First People of TN & American Southeast Cherokee By Blood Tennessee Before Statehood East Tennessee Pre-1796 Middle Tennessee Pre-1796
  5. 5. Tennessee Land History The Land of Our AncestorsIndian Land Cessions in the American Southeast The Intruders Maps Our Ancestors Followed (see TN Maps) Tennessee Military History Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War Tennesseans in the War of 1812 Tennessee and the Civil War Tennesseans in World War I
  6. 6. The Tennesseans Letters From Forgotten Ancestors State Hospitals, Poor Houses, &c Table Of Our Ancestors (Recipes)Tennessee Courthouse Photographs Tennessee Valley Authority
  7. 7. TN Gen Web Blog• Great Search Engine….• Always looking for Volunteers• List of Counties and their Resources
  8. 8. TN Genealogical Society Webpage• Ansearchin’News Archives available 1954-2000 & 2006• Blog – www.tngsblog.org• Current Member submitted Queries• Let’s Discuss It by Debbie Atchley 2009 to present – Great genealogical & technical links/articles/tips• Search their library card catalog & see what books we have to offer• TN Certificate Program, application is downloadable• Online Links & Resourcs• Home page lists our Events & much more….
  9. 9. Tennessee Genealogy• Knox County Tennessee Obituaries• Moore County Tennessee – History of the County – Military Units – County Biographies• Web Directory Pages – Tennessee Genealogy Archives, Libraries and Societies – Tennessee Genealogy Mailing Lists
  10. 10. History Section The Statehood of Tennessee 1796 Tennessee State Convention Early Tennessee Laws Opposing the State of Tennessee Early Tennessee State Representatives Tennessee RecordsTennessee Southern Claims Commission Index County Websites Blount County, Tennessee Genealogy
  11. 11. Access Genealogy - Tennessee• TN Slave Narratives• McMinn County, Tennessee Deeds And Other Data 1820-1880• War Casualty List• Much more….
  12. 12. GeneaLinks• Bible records• Link to the Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1831-1850• Death Records * Much more• Links to some great resources on the side – TN and other states.
  13. 13. AfriGeneas - Tennessee• History & Background• Guide to African Ancestored Research• Genealogical Resources on the Internet
  14. 14. STATE & LOCAL RESOURCES•Tennessee State Library andArchives http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/techsvs/tsp/tsphome.htm•Fisk University Library 1000 17th Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3051•The Nashville Public Library (Main Branch) NashvilleRoom http://www.library.nashville.org/•Metropolitan Government Archives of Nashville and DavidsonCounty http://www.geocities.com/metroarchives/•Middle Tennessee State University, Andrew Todd Library, 1500 Greenland DriveMurfreesboro Tennessee 37132 http://www.mtsu.edu/~library/•Tennessee State University, Brown-DanielLibrary http://www.tnstate.edu/library/•African American Genealogical and Historical Society, AAGHS TN PO 1711124,Nashville TN 37217
  15. 15. Black Nashville Blog FEATURED LINKS• Davidson County TNGenWeb• Nashville Genealogies• Nashville Now & Then• Nashville Public Library: Local History & Genealogy• Taneya’s Genealogy Blog
  16. 16. Thomas Leatherwood Register of Deeds• Shelby County Deaths 1848-1960• Marriages 1820-1970• Directories, Naturalization Papers, Probate, Divorce for Shelby County• State of TN Index for Death 1949 – 2009, Marriage 1980-2009, Divorce 1980-2009• Property Records, Exhibit Articles & Documentaries• Much much more….
  17. 17. Google Books• History of Hardin County, TN• Land Laws of TN copyright 1891• A history of Tennessee & Tennesseans, 1913, Volume 3
  18. 18. TN Wikis• Indians of TN• TN in the Civil War• TN Military Records• TN Vital Records• TN Land and Property• TN Emigration & Immigration• TN Directories• Counties are listed
  19. 19. Cyndi’s List for TN• Birth, Marriage, Death • Miscellaneous Records• Cemeteries & Funeral Homes • Newspapers• Census • Obituaries• Counties • People & Families• Directories • Periodicals & Pamphlets• General Resources • Photographs & Memories• Government: City, County, • Prisons, Prisoners & Outlaws Province, State • Professionals, Volunteers & Other• History & Culture Research Services• How To • Publications, Software & Supplies• Immigration & Naturalization • Queries, Message Boards &• Land Surname Lists• Libraries, Archives & Museums • Religion & Churches• Mailing Lists, Newsgroups & Chat • Societies & Groups• Maps & Geography • Taxes• Military • Wills & Probate
  20. 20. Vital Records for TN• Birth - $15.00 (long) $8.00 (short) – since Jan 1914 (there are no short forms before 1949) – Records of some births that occurred in the major cities from 1881-1913 are also available.• Death - $7.00 (for the past 50 years) – Death enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912. Vital Records office keeps death records for 50 years. – For Memphis records write to Memphis-Shelby County Health Dept
  21. 21. Vital Records continued….• Marriage - $15.00 (for the past 50 years) – If the records are not available at the State office, they should be available from the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred. Fees vary.• Divorce - $15.00 (for the past 50 years) – If the records are not available at the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of Court in the county where the event occurred. Fees vary.
  22. 22. • Birth - $10.00 (1908-1912)• Death - $10.00 (1908-1912 & 1914-1950 before 1946)• Marriage & Divorce - $5.00• available from Tennessee Library and Archives Research Department 403 Seventh Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243-0312 (615) 741-2764
  23. 23. Quickfacts & County Maps of TN• Facts listed• Maps divided into counties• Printable
  24. 24. West Tennessee Historical Society• The West Tennessee Historical Society is the umbrella heritage organization for the Western Grand Division of Tennessee. Within its twenty-one counties, it supports historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, museums, and other historical collections. Thus, the society promotes all aspects of state and local history.• Resources & Links• Great Events scheduled…
  25. 25. TN State Library & Archives• African American • Native American Records Records• Bibliographies • Newspapers• Birth & Death Records • Place Names & Maps• Census Records • State Records• County Records • Tennessee Acts &• Governor’s Papers Petitions• Manuscripts • Tennessee Postcards• Military Records • Additional Resources
  26. 26. Digital Collection - (TN residents only)
  27. 27. TN Documents & Images– Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) -- A database of electronic versions of the state’s rich collections of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials.– Nashville City Directories -- A collection of complete Nashville city directories, beginning with 1853/1854.– Tennessees Landmark Documents -- Significant documents in the formation and early history of the state are presented here for the first time in digital form. The images are taken directly from the original materials, with full transcription and accompanying historical text.– TSLA Photograph Database -- A partial index to the hundreds of thousands of photographs and images held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.– Tennessee Government Web Archive -- A collection of electronically archived state agency and departmental web sites covering the breadth of the State of Tennessees online government footprint. Coverage begins in late 2006 or early 2007 and extends to the present for most sites.– TSLA Online Exhibits -- Electronic versions of physical exhibits that are produced in-house and are exhibited in the TSLA lobbby.
  28. 28. Civil War Resources– Civil War Era Database -- A collection of nearly 2,000 pamphlets and complete runs of eight newspapers, which document the diverse perspectives of the Civil War Era (1840-1865).– Civil War Sourcebook -- A searchable collection of over 7,000 articles chronicling the Civil War in Tennessee from September 1, 1863 through September 30, 1865.– Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee -- Scans of Civil War era manuscripts, artifacts and photographs, collected from communities across Tennessee by TSLA archivists and conservators.
  29. 29. Historic Newspapers– 19th Century Newspapers -- A full-text searchable, facsimile- image database of 200 newspapers from around the country, chronicling 19th-century American culture, daily life and events.– Chronicling America -- This cooperative project with the Library of Congress provides these Tennessee newspapers from the TSLA holdings in searchable digital format: – Athens 1855-1871 – Fayetteville 1850-1876 – Bristol 1865-1878 – Knoxville 1860-1875 – Clarksville 1856-1875 – Memphis 1857-1876 – Columbia 1866-1872 – Nashville 1853-1875
  30. 30. Regional Ebook & Audio Download System (READS) READS offers thousands of digital ebooks andaudiobooks to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System. Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) A collection of 40+ databases that provide access to over 400,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more!
  31. 31. Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library, Carson Newman College (Jefferson City, TN)• Databases (Articles)• Catalog (Books, E-Books, Media, etc.)• Subject Headings• Websites• Counties and Regions• Bibliographies• Biographies• Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Companions• Governors• InterLibrary Loan (ILL)• Journals & Serials• Citation Help• In the process of adding Church Histories
  32. 32. College Libraries & Archives• University of Memphis• LeMoyne Owens• University of Tennessee• TN Societies• TN Libraries - (inter-library loan)
  33. 33. TN Museums• Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN• Cordova Museum in Cordova, TN• TN State Museum in Nashville, TN• Alex Hailey Museum in Henning, TN• Cades Cove near Maryville, TN is an example of a museum with lots of genealogical and historical data online.
  34. 34. Tennessee is the Volunteer State….We would LOVE to have you “volunteer” for us at the Tennessee Genealogical Society!!! Thank you for coming!