Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday's Tip: Check Out Tennessee Historical Record Collections on FamilySearch

This week's Tuesday's Tip is to:  Check out the research wiki page and the historical record collections for Tennessee on FamilySearch.

1)  The FamilySearch Research Wiki page for Tennessee is at  https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Tennessee.  

The Research Wiki page for Tennessee describes the genealogical resources available for the state and includes descriptions of the different record types that can be found in both offline and online repositories.  There is also a wiki page for each county.

The green button titled "Tennessee Online Records" on the screen above provides al ist of ALL online record collections available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and other data providers.

2)  There are 15 historical record collections with Tennessee in the title on FamilySearch - here is the listing on https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list with "tennessee" in the search field in the upper left search field:

The 15 record collections presently available are (with number of indexed records and date added or last updated):

*  Tennessee, Births and Christenings, 1828-1939, 210,380 records, updated 24 May 2012
*  Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 , 1,117,605 records, updated 21 Apr 2012
*  Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, 578,993 records, updated  21 Apr 2012
*  Tennessee, Cocke County Records, 1860-1930, Browse Images, updated 09 Dec 2013
*  Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965, Browse Images, updated 22 Mar 2012

*  Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950, 1,566,937 records, updated 31 Oct 2012
*  Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955, 1,276,611 records, updated 05 Mar 2013
*  Tennessee, Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955, 227,540  records, updated 13 Dec 2010
*  Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950, 1,674,368 records, updated 22 Mar 2012
*  Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, Browse Images, updated 17 Jan 2014

*  Tennessee, Probate Court Files, 1795-1927, Browse Images, updated 19 Jun 2011
*  Tennessee, Putnam County Marriages, 1930-1961, Browse Images, updated 09 Dec 2013
*  Tennessee, Putnam County Records, 1842-1955, Browse Images, updated 28 Oct 2013
*  Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002, 3,331,398 records, updated 11 Jan 2012
*  Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975, Browse Images, updated 17 Jan 2014

The collections with "Browse images" are not indexed, but they are waypointed into sections such as County, record type, volume number, etc.  In general, these collections were digitized from microfilm images.

As always, check the list of historical record collections occasionally to see if more record collections have been added or updated.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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