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Genealogy Resources

Tennessee Genealogy Resources

  • Abstracts from Tennessee Newspapers.  This page consists of articles abstracted from newspapers printed throughout Tennessee. All the articles abstracted are deemed to have Genealogical and History value.
  • Bamman, Gale Williams. Research in Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1993.

  • Bamman, Gale Williams, Charles A. Sherrill, and Barbara Vines Little. Research in Tennessee. Arlington, Va: National Genealogical Society, 2009.
  • Creekmore, Pollyanna, compiler. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1980.
  • Curtis, Mary Barnett, compiler. Early East Tennessee Tax Lists. Ft. Worth, Texas: Arrow Point, 1964. A compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 East Tennessee counties for which there is no census record prior to 1830.
  • East Tennessee Historical Society.

  • Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties. Tennessee Department of State. Based on the holdings of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The purpose of these fact sheets is to help determine what sources are available for genealogical research about the people and places in each county. Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of all the possible places one might search, it does cover the major publications and microfilms available at TSLA on the Tennessee counties.

  • Griffey, Irene M. Earliest Tennessee Land Records & Earliest Tennessee Land History. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008 reprint, 2000.
  • Index to Obituaries in Chattanooga Newspapers 1897-Present.
  • Lucas, S. Emmett. Revised Index to Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1982.
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007, 2000.
  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children - Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2007, 2004.
  • Miller, Alan N. West Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices, 1821-1889. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2007, 2006.
  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tennessee: The author, 2001. Names are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler, transcribers and indexers. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Illinois: The authors, 1977.

  • Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Tennessee. FamilySearch.

  • Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 - Name index and images of Tennessee county marriage records acquired from local courthouses. Records include marriage registers, marriage licenses, marriage bonds, and marriage certificates. records consist of packets, with multiple documents per packet. - 24,243 as of 5 November, 2010.
  • Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Tennessee. FamilySearch.

  • Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955 – Imaged Records – Name index and images of Tennessee death certificates. Statewide death registration began in 1914. FamilySearch.
  • Tennessee Electronic Library: Volunteer Voices. "Volunteer Voices: The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee" is a grant project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services that will allow K-12 educators and students free online access to a variety of primary, or first hand, sources related to Tennessee’s history, culture, government, and industry. The project is a state-wide effort involving collaboration between museums, libraries, historical societies, and archives to digitize over 10,000 artifacts and documents such as historical letters, maps, diaries, journals, art, and images.
  • Tennessee Genealogical Society
  • Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War. Records and Histories of Soldiers who Lived or Fought in Tennessee.
  • Tennessee GenWeb Project.

  • Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Tennessee - 1,691,768 records after 15 May, 2010.
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives: Tennessee History and Genealogy.
  • Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann, compilers. Widows' Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing, 2004.
  • Williams, Samuel Cole. History of the Lost State of Franklin. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006, 1933.